WASHOE COUNTY IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19
Washoe County Libraries are offering limited hold pickup service, and are otherwise closed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

 

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Computers & Technology

COVID-19 Update: All Tech Cafés have been suspended until April. Read the full Washoe County Library System announcement.

Basic Skills Classes

Washoe County Library System offers basic computer skills classes at several locations. Classes are offered in weekly series that build on the skills learned at previous classes. Learn how to use a mouse, use Microsoft Windows, create an email account, browse the internet, and find and evaluate information. Reservations are required. To check availability and reserve a spot, please call Downtown Reno Library Reference at 775-327-8312.

Upcoming computer classes.

Basic skills tutorials are also available free from GCF LearnFree.org.

Tech Cafés

Washoe County Library System offers one-on-one assistance with mobile devices at several library branches.  Please contact your branch for more information. Tech Cafés can help you with questions you have about your mobile device, including accessing downloadable e-books and audiobooks. Bring your device and your questions.

Upcoming Tech Cafés.

Beyond the Basics

If you have basic computer skills, tutorials are available on a wide variety of software platforms through lynda.com. Click here to access your free lynda.com subscription with your Washoe County Library card.

Public Computers

Washoe County Library System offers public computer access to everyone. Computers are offered on a first come, first served basis and may be reserved with a library card or guest pass. Public computer stations are available at all branches.

Wi-Fi

The library's public wireless network is available at most library branches, with 24/7 access available outside of the building. Currently, Wi-Fi is not offered at the Verdi Community Library or the Duncan-Traner Community Library. To access the Library's Wi-Fi when in range, connect your device to the Public-WC network.

Printing & Copying

Black-and-white and color printing and copying are available at all branches. Remote printing is available at the Downtown RenoIncline Village, North Valleys, Northwest RenoSierra ViewSouth Valleys, Spanish Springs, and Sparks Libraries. All printing and copying is charged at 25¢ per page.

Scanning & Faxing

Scanners are available for public use at most library branches, free of charge. Public fax service is also available at most library branches. Local and toll-free faxes are free; you will need a pre-paid calling card to use the fax service for long-distance numbers.

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Digital Magazines

Instant access to your favorite magazines, now with thousands of new titles

OverDrive Ebooks and Audiobooks

Our main digital collection, with thousands of ebooks and audiobooks

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

Learn one of 70 languages, including Spanish, Mandarin, and even Pirate

Lynda.com

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

TeenTober

Special events for teens for the month of October

Virtual Story Time

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

OverDrive Ebooks and Audiobooks

Our main digital collection, with thousands of ebooks and audiobooks

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.

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.

RBdigital

Más de 200 revistas que puede leer, y hasta descargar, en su computadora, teléfono o tableta.

OverDrive

Colección de libros electrónicos y audiolibros descargables en inglés o español.

The New York Times

Acceso gratuito en línea al New York Times, tanto de forma remota como en la biblioteca.

Mango

Aprenda inglés en línea con cursos completos y películas para ayudarle a aprender.

HelpNow

Tutoría en vivo en español o inglés está disponible con Brainfuse HelpNow.