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Digital Library

Washoe County Library maintains a robust digital collection, giving you access to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, research, language learning, software tutorials, reading suggestions, and more. View all digital resources.

You will need your Washoe County Library card to access these services.

OverDrive

OverDrive is our most popular collection of downloadable titles, with over 10,000 ebooks and audiobooks. The collection includes bestselling books from the hottest authors, classics, and a wide variety of nonfiction for adults, teens, and kids.

Read or listen on any device in your browser, or download to your computer or device using the OverDrive App or Libby. Titles are automatically returned at the end of the lending period.

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TumbleBooks

Created just for kids, the TumbleBook Library features a collection of animated, talking picture books to teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Early readers will also find chapter books, literacy-based games to reinforce reading experiences, and educational videos from National Geographic.

The full interactive features are available to users of computers and flash-enabled tablets. Even without flash, mobile users can enjoy read-along ebooks and video content.

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Free Downloads Beyond the Library

We recommend these portals for discovering free ebooks and audiobooks beyond the library. Most of the available books are in the public domain and will be available for you to download and keep with no expiration.

  • Loyal Books A convenient catalog of free ebooks and audiobooks from Project Gutenberg and Librivox from one easy-to-use platform. Find a title you're interested in and enjoy one-click access to all available ebook and audio formats.
  • Open Culture The best free cultural and educational media on the web, featuring thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, e-textbooks, movies, business courses, and more.
  • Open Library The Open Library Project's goal is one web page for every book ever published. Read ebooks in the public domain or browse a growing ebook lending library of over 200,000 titles.

New York Times

All Washoe County Libraries offer free online access to the New York Times on our internet computers. Using a library access code, you can read on your home computer, or download the app to access on your mobile device. Learn more.

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RBdigital

Our collection of thousands of popular magazines features something for every reader. Titles are always available, and downloaded titles never expire. Access RBdigital directly through the browser on your computer or mobile device, or download the app to your iOS or Android device, allowing you to save magazines for offline viewing and get alerts when new issues are available.

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EBSCO Articles & Research

Enjoy access to full-text articles from thousands of publications, with citations available for thousands more. EBSCO is the largest provider of magazines to Washoe County Library System. Search for articles about specific topics, or browse current and past issues of a magazine.

EBSCO databases include these popular titles and many more:

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lynda.com

lynda.com is the nation's leading online learning platform for software, technology, business, and creative skills. Use your Washoe County Library card to enjoy a complimentary subscription to the full lynda.com training library.

To access your library subscription, you must use the links on the library website. Your subscription can be accessed using any current browser on your computer or mobile device, or via the Lynda.com app.

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Mango Languages

Mango Languages is a full-featured language-learning platform available to Washoe County Library cardholders using a computer or mobile device. Seventy languages are available, including Spanish and English courses.

In addition to traditional courses, discover specialty courses like Feng Shui Chinese, Shakespearean English, and Wine & Cheese French. More of a visual learner? Try Mango Movies, featuring full-length international films combined with robust resources and activities for language learning.

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Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source logoContains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair instructions, wiring diagrams, and cost information specific to your vehicle. New repair procedures are added continuously and include the most recent models.

Go to Auto Repair Source

 

Brainfuse HelpNow

provides students with live, on-demand homework help and state-aligned skills building lessons from expert tutors. Communicate with tutors in real time using a virtual, whiteboard classroom by writing, drawing, and marking-up lessons/web content. Students can also access a full-service writing lab and an integrated test prep center. Personalized account tools include the session replay, message center, and the integrated test prep area for a seamless academic assistance. To use Brainfuse be sure you have the latest version of Java installed and enabled in your Web browser. If you are unable to connect to a live tutor please call Brainfuse technical support at 1-866-272-4638. 

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Brainfuse JobNow

A revolutionary service for job seekers that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching. The Adult Learning Center offers test preparation, an expert writing lab, and online tutors.

Go to JobNow

 

Driving Tests

Take free practice tests for your Nevada Learner Permit and Driver License exams. Includes handbooks and practice tests for the standard license, as well as commercial and motorcycle options.

Go to Driving Tests

 

LearningExpress Library

Now including computer skills! - Features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance prep, GED test prep, and more. The new addition to our Learning Express 3.0 lineup features resources to help you learn computers, whether you're just getting started or learning new software.  

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NoveList Plus

Looking for your next book? Want to find a new author? Can’t remember all the titles in a series? NoveList Plus is a great resource for readers. Search or browse to find books that match your reading style.

Go to Novelist Plus

 

ReferenceUSA

A powerful online reference and research tool providing  instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million US businesses and 235 million US residents. Find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research, and much more.

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RomanceBookCloud

Always-available ebooks in all romance genres

Digital Magazines

Instant access to your favorite magazines, now with thousands of new titles

OverDrive Ebooks and Audiobooks

Our main digital collection, with thousands of ebooks and audiobooks

The New York Times

Complimentary digital access to The New York Times

AudioBookCloud

A collection of always-available audiobooks for all ages

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

Learn one of 70 languages, including Spanish, Mandarin, and even Pirate

Lynda.com

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

Computer Skills Center

Video courses to learn popular software and computer basics

WorldBook Online

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

TumbleMath K-6

Animated, narrated math stories and other elementary school math resources

TumbleBook Library

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

TeenBookCloud

Ebooks, graphic novels, and more for teens and tweens

Virtual Story Time

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

Summer Reading Adventure

Build reading skills, discover new adventures, and earn badges and rewards.

OverDrive Ebooks and Audiobooks

Our main digital collection, with thousands of ebooks and audiobooks

Teaching at Home

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

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.

Summer Reading Adventure

Build reading skills, discover new adventures, and earn badges and rewards.

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.

RBdigital

Más de 200 revistas que puede leer, y hasta descargar, en su computadora, teléfono o tableta.

OverDrive

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

The New York Times

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

Mango

Aprenda inglés en línea con cursos completos y películas para ayudarle a aprender.

HelpNow

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