Computers & Technology
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.
Basic skills tutorials are available free from GCF LearnFree.org.
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 any questions you have about your mobile device, including accessing downloadable e-books and audiobooks. Bring your device and your questions!
- Downtown Reno Library: Thursdays, 10-11 am (Through January. Beginning February 1, Tech Café will be held on Wednesdays from 11 am to noon.)
- South Valleys Library: Fridays, 3-4 pm
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.
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.
The library's public wireless network is available at most library branches, with 24/7 access available outside of the building. Currently, WiFi is not offered at the Verdi Community Library or the Duncan-Traner Community Library. To access the Library's WiFi 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. WiFi printing from laptops is available at the Downtown Reno, Incline Village, Sierra View, 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.