WASHOE COUNTY IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19
Expanded hours for hold pickup now available at eight library branches. See our locations and hours page for details.

 

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All Hours & Scheduled Closures

Washoe County Library System is committed to the safety of our patrons, staff, and community. In order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our region, we limited our in-person services last year.

We have now begun a phased reopening. At this time five of our libraries are offering in-person hold pickup. Meeting rooms, computers, and other in-person physical services remain unavailable. 

We will continue to provide new virtual events (except on those days listed on the Scheduled Library Closures tab, below). Electronic materials are always available through our Digital Library, and past events are viewable from our Virtual Events Archive page.

 

Upcoming Library Closures
Date Day Holiday Libraries Closed
May 31 Monday Memorial Day All libraries closed

All libraries with evening hours will close at 5:00 p.m. on November 25, December 24, and December 31, 2020. (Approved by the Library Board of Trustees on 10/16/2019.)

 

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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The New York Times

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Reading Challenges

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TechBoomers

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

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NoveList Plus

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LinkedIn Learning

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Computer Skills Center

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1,000 Miles Project

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WorldBook Online

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TumbleBook Library

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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

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Explora

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Virtual Story Time

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

STEAM

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Reopening Plan

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Language Learning

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Teaching at Home

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

Family Engagement and Literacy

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Get a Card

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Community Resources

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Back to Work Nevada

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Apps and Tools

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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

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