Masks Required at Washoe County Libraries in response to COVID-19
In accordance with current CDC recommendations and State of Nevada directives, all visitors aged 2 and up will be required to wear masks inside all Washoe County Library locations beginning Friday, July 30, 2021.

 

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HelpNow

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.

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  • Live Tutoring & Writing Lab: live, expert online help (available 1:00-10:00 pm daily).
  • FAFSA Live Help: get personal assistance completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  • 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.

JobNow

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.

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  • 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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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

Language Learning

Learn a new language with these resources provided by the library or available free-of-charge on the internet

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