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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. To use Brainfuse you will need the latest version of Java installed and enabled in your web browser.

Go to Brainfuse HelpNow

  • Live Tutoring & Writing Lab: live, expert online help (available 1:00-10:00 p.m. daily).
  • SkillSurfer: quizzes, test-prep, and resources for parents and adult learners.
  • Language Lab: live help for Spanish language learners.
  • FlashBulb: create and share flashcards, tests, and games.
  • eParachute: discover the college majors and careers that match your skills and interests.
  • LEAP: a diagnostic test center for college readiness with customized study plans and lessons.
  • Brainwave: create and share movie-like notes and ideas.
  • MEET: schedule sessions with friends and classmates in a private virtual study room.

If you need help using Brainfuse HelpNow, please contact the library. If you are unable to connect to a live tutor please call Brainfuse technical support at 1-866-272-4638.


Brainfuse JobNow offers a one-stop-shop for job seekers with a Washoe County Library card. JobNow specialists are available daily to provide live, one-on-one assistance with resume creation, proofreading, and interview coaching. 

Live help is available daily from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm, excluding holidays.  All other JobNow resources are always available.

Go to Brainfuse JobNow

  • Resume Resources: Take advantage of resume templates and resources to help you create a winning resume, then submit your resume to the Resume Lab for personalized assistance.
  • Job Interviews: Find expert interviewing tips and resources, or connect live with an expert interview coach for one-on-one practice and suggestions.
  • Career Resources: Take an assessment to learn where to begin on your career path or use eParachute to discover your skills and interests, and the careers that match them.
  • Adult Learning Center: Access Microsoft Office help, writing and math skill-building tutorials, and resources to prepare for US citizenship and high school equivalency tests.


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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


A collection of always-available audiobooks for all ages


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NoveList Plus

Reading recommendations, series information, and more tools for readers


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Computer Skills Center

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TumbleBook Library

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Ebooks, graphic novels, and more for teens and tweens

OverDrive Ebooks and Audiobooks

Our main digital collection, with thousands of ebooks and audiobooks

WorldBook Online

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

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


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