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Library Services

Request an Item

We can most likely lend you the books you need, even if we don't own them.

Get a Library Card

Check out books, movies, music, and magazines. Take your card online for Lynda.com, downloads, research, language learning, and more.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are available at most branches, with a variety of amenities to meet your needs, including after-hours access at some locations.

Apps & Digital Tools

Find apps and tools to improve your digital library experience, at home and on your mobile device.

Just for Makers

Most Washoe County Library locations offer maker activities or makerspaces, offering a wide variety of experiences from branch to branch.


Lifescapes is a reading and writing program for senior citizens that has been conducted since 2000 by Washoe County Library System and the English Department of the University of Nevada, with partial funding from Nevada Humanities.

Computers & Technology

In addition to computers and Wi-Fi for public use, the library offers basic computer skills classes and drop-in help with mobile devices.

Community Collaborations

We support our community in many ways, including collaborative programming, school and event visits, and information sharing.