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Resources for Language Learners

Mango Languages is not currently available to Washoe County Library cardholders. Below is a selection of language-learning resources from the library or freely available on the internet. 

Library Resources

These resources require a valid Washoe County Library card. If you don't have one, you can sign up for instant access.

Ebooks and Audiobooks from OverDrive

Use your browser or the Libby App to access language learning ebooks and audiobooks, including audiobooks from Mango Languages.

Digital Magazines from RBdigital

Our collection of always-available digital magazines includes titles in English and 17 other languages.

Other Library Materials

Search the catalog and place holds on books and audiobooks for self-directed language learning and reference. Use a simple search like "Spanish language learning" to get started. Please note: availability of physical materials may be impacted by restrictions due to COVID-19. See our reopening page for details. 

Other Resources

These resources, freely available on the internet, include several options for self-directed language learning. Most of these sites are ad-supported and may require registration. We encourage you to read any terms of use before using these resources.

Alison offers free courses from a variety of sources.

BBC Languages includes courses and resources on popular languages (no longer updated).

Coursera Language Learning connects learners with language courses from colleges and universities.

Duolingo is one of the most popular free language-learning platforms.

Learn a Language includes courses and reference resources for over 15 languages, including English.

MIT Open Courseware offers language courses from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

OpenCulture offers language-learning resources for 48 languages.

Polyglot includes lessons and vocabulary-building resources.

WikiBooks Languages is a collection of introductory language learning web-based ebooks.

 

Print

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

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