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Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Washoe County Library. Please complete the application below. You will be contacted directly by the branch(es) indicated in your application. Not all branches may have current volunteer opportunities.

Tasks listed below are examples of typical library volunteer duties, but will vary by location.

  • Book Mending and Cleaning: Repair mylar jackets, loose spines on books and torn pages; replace broken cases; clean books; buff CDs and DVDs.
  • Clerical Support: Copy/collate; fax/email program information; file; answer phones; shipping and receiving assistance.
  • Computer Assistance: Hand out internet guest passes; assist the public with the basic use of the internet, creating email accounts, basic computer software applications and printing documents.
  • Program/Outreach: Assist in the creation and distribution of program/outreach materials which could also include making presentations and deliveries to outside organizations; set up and arrange furniture as requested for programs; help where needed during programs and events; assist in clean up after program has concluded; assist with arts and crafts; assist with seasonal decorating and bulletin boards.
  • Public Area: Assist with shelving books and stack maintenance; load/unload and sort items on book carts; assist with organizing book sale and/or donation items; restock/straighten literature and replenish supplies; search shelves for specific materials listed on a report; maintain appearance in public areas, including cleaning shelves, tables, chairs and computers; water, trim and fertilize indoor plants as needed.
  • Technical Services Department Volunteer: Unpack, preprocess, and dispatch materials; online record searching and retrieval; packing bins for pickup; miscellaneous office duties.
  • Volunteer Trainer: Instruct volunteers on how to mend/clean books and maintain library materials.

Print

The Wall Street Journal

Full access to the most recent issues of the Journal

Libby/OverDrive

Our main digital collection, with thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines

The New York Times

Complimentary digital access to The New York Times

Reading Challenges

Participate in all our reading challenges with the Beanstack app

TechBoomers

Learn popular technology, apps, and websites with a senior focus

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines

NoveList Plus

Reading recommendations, series information, and more tools for readers

Mango Languages

Easy access to language learning . More than 72 languages offered.

LinkedIn Learning

Creative, business, and technology courses for in-depth learning

Computer Skills Center

Video courses to learn popular software and computer basics

1,000 Miles Project

The first-hand account of a 1914 prospecting trip across Nevada provides an engaging way to study history

WorldBook Online

With activities and a suite of research tools, it's more than an encyclopedia

TumbleBook Library

A collection of talking, animated picture books and ebooks for kids

Virtual Story Time

Washoe County Library story times, right in your home, every day

Libby/OverDrive

Our main digital collection, with thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines

Teaching at Home

Help your child's education continue even when the schools are closed

1,000 Miles Project

The first-hand account of a 1914 prospecting trip across Nevada provides an engaging way to study history

WorldBook Online

With activities and a suite of research tools, it's more than an encyclopedia

Teaching at Home

Help your child's education continue even when the schools are closed

Brainfuse HelpNow

Live homework help, writing lab, test prep, and other student resources

Explora

Research resources and tools for students and teachers

Virtual Story Time

Washoe County Library story times, right in your home, every day

STEAM

Science, technology, engineering, and art resources

Reopening Plan

See our plan for a safe, responsible reopening of our physical locations

Teaching at Home

Help your child's education continue even when the schools are closed

Family Engagement and Literacy

Cultural and educational resources for kids of all ages

Get a Card

Sign up for an instant digital card to get access to all our online resources.

Community Resources

Resources and support during the coronavirus outbreak

Back to Work Nevada

Links to resume help, unemployment insurance, and business loan providers

Apps and Tools

Many of our most popular resources have apps for easy use on mobile devices.

TumbleBiblioteca

Disfrute de más de 50 libros, libros de dibujos, y libros con audio para niños de todas las edades.

Referencia Latina

Texto completo cubre una amplia gama de temas dentro y fuera de la academia.

OverDrive

Colección de libros electrónicos y audiolibros descargables en inglés o español y revistas.

The New York Times

Acceso gratuito en línea al New York Times, tanto de forma remota como en la biblioteca.

HelpNow

Tutoría en vivo en español o inglés está disponible con Brainfuse HelpNow