All Libraries Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
All Washoe County Library locations are closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. The North Valleys Library will be closed on Tuesday, January 17.

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All Hours & Scheduled Closures

Beginning the week of January 2, 2017, new hours will go into effect at the Downtown Reno, Duncan/Traner, Incline Village, North Valleys, and Sierra View Libraries. Learn more.

2017 Library Closures
Date Day Holiday Libraries Closed
January 1 Sunday New Year's Day All libraries closed
January 2 Monday New Year's Day Observed All libraries closed
January 3 Tuesday North Valleys closed
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day All libraries closed
January 17 Tuesday   North Valleys closed
February 20 Monday Presidents' Day All libraries closed
February 21 Tuesday   North Valleys closed
May 29 Monday Memorial Day All libraries closed
May 30 Tuesday   North Valleys closed
July 4 Tuesday Independence Day All libraries closed
September 4 Monday Labor Day  All libraries closed
September 5 Tuesday   North Valleys closed
October 26 Thursday Downtown Reno & Spanish Springs closed*
October 27 Friday Nevada Day All libraries closed
November 9 Thursday Downtown Reno & Spanish Springs closed*
November 10 Friday Veterans Day Observed All libraries closed
November 11 Saturday Veterans Day All libraries closed
November 22 Wednesday   Downtown Reno & Spanish Springs closed*
Open libraries will close by 5:00 pm**
November 23 Thursday Thanksgiving Day All libraries closed
November 24 Friday Family Day All libraries closed
December 24 Sunday Open libraries will close by 5:00 pm**
December 25 Monday Christmas Day All libraries closed
December 26 Tuesday North Valleys closed
December 31 Sunday Open libraries will close by 5:00 pm**

* Includes Duncan/Traner Community Library.
** Libraries with evening hours will close at 5:00 p.m. on November 22, December 24 and December 31, upon approval by the Library Board of Trustees.

Why are some libraries closed the day before or after a holiday?
Pursuant to Washoe County Code section 5.231 plus certain contractual commitments, libraries are closed either the day following or the day preceding a County-observed holiday when that holiday falls on a day when these libraries are regularly not open. The library has neither sufficient staffing, nor the budget dollars to pay overtime, that would be required to keep these libraries open on these days. Washoe County Library staff thank you for your understanding and patience and we apologize for any inconvenience to you and your family.


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