Memorial Day Closure/Downtown Reno Library Elevator News
All Washoe County Library locations will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. Libraries that serve as vote centers will be open 10 am to 6 pm for early voting only. Due to ongoing construction, the elevator at the Downtown Reno Library is currently not in service. Computers and restrooms are available on the main level for patrons who are unable to use the stairs, and staff can assist with retrieving materials from other levels.

 

 

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Sparks Library

MondayWednesday: 10 am6 pm
Thursday: 10 am7 pm
Friday: 10 am6 pm
SaturdaySunday: 10 am4 pm

 

1125 12th Street, Sparks, NV 89431 – 775-352-3200
FAX: 775-352-3207

 

 

The newly renovated Sparks Library is a large urban library located in the heart of Sparks. With friendly and knowledgeable staff, Sparks Library is your connection to information, people, and programs. New comfortable seating, wireless computer access, public use computers, individual study carrels, and a Zoom ROOM. Take advantage of programming for all ages by searching our online calendar of events. In our gallery the community can share their art or collections. (See Posting, Exhibit and Display Policy.)

Our meeting room is a convenient place to meet, before, during, and after library hours. (Some restrictions apply.) Bright and spacious, available technology includes a ceiling mounted projector with a variety of media connections, Apple TV, 3D HD television and Blu-ray player, and Wi-Fi.

A large open area in the Young People’s library make story time a truly interactive event. The STEAM center provides children and families with a variety of learning activities in a place to connect, gather, and explore. There is also a delightful garden courtyard accessible from the Young People’s Library. Highly trained staff provide literacy events, crafts, and cultural events in the Young People's Library.

Teens can gather and work on computers in the heart of the young adult materials collection.

Technology help is available at the point of service, as well as the ability to book a librarian for individual assistance during a 50-minute session. Technology classes in English and Spanish can be found in the events calendar.

Professional quality research and information-seeking services are provided by trained library staff, including help with what to read next and how to use our extensive online resources like research databases and downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines.

Materials from any Washoe County Library branch can be returned to the automated 24-hour return near the front entrance, so you can return materials when it's convenient for you.

Print

The Wall Street Journal

Full access to the most recent issues of the Journal

Libby

Our digital collection features thousands of titles you can access with Libby

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

Libby

Our digital collection features thousands of titles you can access with Libby

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

Brainfuse HelpNow

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

Explora

Research resources and tools for students and teachers

STEAM

Science, technology, engineering, and art resources

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.

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