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Apps & Digital Tools

Ever wish the internet could just tell you when the library has something? Introducing Koios.

We've all been there ... you find a book on Amazon or Google, read some reviews, and decide on your next read.  If you want to check it out from the library, you have a few more steps.  With Koios, whenever you use Amazon or Google, the library comes to you!


Use the Koios extension for Firefox, Chrome, or Safari to discover library availability without leaving Amazon or Google.

Get instant availability and a convenient link to place a hold whenever you're viewing a book on Amazon or in Google search results. Coming soon, the same functionality will be available when searching movies on Netflix or eBooks & audio at Amazon or Barnes & Noble, and when researching topics on Wikipedia.  Let the library come to you — without leaving what you're already doing online. Just install the extension and select Washoe County Library — that's it!

Washoe County Library System is excited to partner with Koios to offer our users the opportunity to try the beta version of this service. Your feedback about using this tool with Amazon and Google will help make Koios even better for you and other library users.

Install Koios Learn More

Library Apps

Use these apps to access downloaded eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines.

OverDrive lets you download and read eBooks and eAudio from the library's OverDrive collection on your iOS, Android, PC, Mac, Nook, or Kindle Fire. Use the app with an OverDrive account to sync your titles across devices. Get the App | OverDrive Help

OverDrive Read & OverDrive Listen allow you to read OverDrive eBooks & eAudio right in your browser. There are no downloads required - it's built right into our OverDrive collection. Audiobooks require a live internet connection. eBooks may be read online or saved for offline viewing. Learn More.

RBdigital (formerly Zinio for Libraries) brings digital magazines to your computer with no software needed. Read and download full digital magazines to your mobile device using the app, and access mobile-optimized text for all articles. Get the App for iOS | Get the App for Android | Zinio Help

Many of our most popular online resources have apps for easy use on mobile devices. Other digital resources may be accessed using the browser on your tablet or phone. Please note: at this time, the lynda.com app is not compatible with your library subscription. The complete lynda.com training library is available using your web browser.

Mango Languages. Download the app to use Mango on the go on your Android or iOS device. All Mango courses are available in a mobile-optimized format.

Get the Mango App Mango Help

ReferenceUSA. Putting the best business and consumer research at your fingertips, the ReferenceUSA app is currently available for the iPad only.

ReferenceUSA App (iPad) ReferenceUSA Help

EBSCO Databases. Access magazine articles and research on your Android and iOS devices. To download, log in to EBSCO using your library card number and click "iPhone and Android apps" at the bottom of the page.

Go to EBSCO

Brainfuse HelpNow offers a mobile platform for iOS and Android with complete access to HelpNow features, including live tutoring.

Brainfuse for iOS Brainfuse for Android Brainfuse Help

Use these tools to get even more out of your library experience. Note: many free apps rely on revenue from advertising. You are likely to encounter ads when using many of these apps.

CardStar. Never forget your library card again: store your card and all you need is your phone to check out! Great for parents to manage kids' cards, and you can also use the app with any card that uses a barcode, like supermarket rewards cards.

Cardstar Apps

Other eBook Apps. If you're moving from a dedicated reader to a tablet or smartphone, use these apps to continue to enjoy access to eBooks you've purchased. The Kindle app can also be used to read eBooks from OverDrive.

Kindle Apps | Nook Apps

Bluefire Reader is a free e-reader app that is compatible with EBSCO & OverDrive eBooks from the library. OverDrive audiobooks require the OverDrive app. Bluefire Apps

Goodreads. Use the GoodReads app to read reviews and get recommendations. Connect with your friends and join in book discussions and keep track of books you own and books you read.

Goodreads Apps

Wattpad lets you discover free stories and eBooks in all genres from aspiring and establish authors. Register to connect with other readers and writers.

Get the App

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