WASHOE COUNTY IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19
Most Washoe County Library locations are open for browsing and computer use. See our locations and reopening pages for details.

 

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Our Safe Reopening

Computers and Browsing

You can again browse our stacks and use computers at most Washoe County Library locations. Several branches now offer on-site printing services and computer usage. Create new or work on existing files from your own USB drive or cloud storage. You can browse the internet and print, or you can bring in your own notebook, tablet, or smartphone to print documents. See available branch hours below.

 

Material Pickup and Returns

Washoe County Library offers walk-up or drive-up hold pickup at nine locations. Current hours are listed below. Hold pickup lockers are also available at the Downtown Reno Library. You will receive a notification when your hold is available. 

Book drops are now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at all locations except the Duncan/Traner, Verdi, and Senior Center libraries. Please use the book drops only to return library materials; we are unable to accept donated items or read and share items in book returns. If an item is rejected by the automated material handler, please return the item to a staff member during open hours.

 

Other Services

Washoe County Library System is committed to a safe reopening that protects our patrons, staff, and community. We have begun a phased reopening, and have restored much of our services. However, at this time in-person events and meeting rooms reservations are not available. Currently our services include:

 

Current Hours

Downtown Reno 775.327.8300

Computers, browsing, hold pickup:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 am-1 pm; 3 pm-6 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am-2 pm

Gerlach 775.557.2450

Hold pickup only:

  • Wednesday: 5:30-7:30 pm 

Incline Village 775.832.4130

Computers, browsing, hold pickup:

  • Monday-Friday: 10 am-6 pm

North Valleys 775.971.3046

Computers and hold pickup. Browsing currently unavailable:

  • Wednesday: noon-4 pm

Northwest Reno 775.787.4100

Computers, browsing, hold pickup:

  • Tuesday: 10 am-1 pm; 3-6 pm
  • Thursday: 10 am-1 pm; 3-6 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am-2 pm 

Sierra View 775.827.3232

Computers, browsing, hold pickup:

  • Tuesday-Wednesday: 1-6 pm
  • Thursday-Saturday 10 am-3 pm

South Valleys 775.851.5190

Computers, browsing, hold pickup:

  • Monday: 10 am-2 pm
  • Wednesday: 2 pm-6 pm
  • Friday: 10 am-2 pm

Drive-up hold pickup only:

  • Tuesday: 10 am-2 pm
  • Thursday: 2-6 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am-2 pm

Spanish Springs 775.424.1800

Computers, browsing, hold pickup:

  • Monday: 2-5 pm
  • Tuesday: 3-5 pm
  • Wednesday: 10 am-noon
  • Thursday: 10 am-noon
  • Sunday: 2-5 pm

Drive-up hold pickup only:

  • Monday: 11 am-1 pm
  • Tuesday: 10 am-2 pm
  • Wednesday: 1-5 pm
  • Thursday: 2-6 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am-1 pm

Sparks 775.352.3200

Computers, browsing, hold pickup:

  • Monday-Tuesday: 10 am-2 pm
  • Thursday: 1-5 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am-2 pm

Telephone reference:

  • Wednesday: 10 am-2 pm
  • Friday: 10 am-2 pm

 

Please contact us if you need assistance with any of our services. Help is available by email or telephone. You can read the full reopening plan here. See our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

FAQs Hours   

 

 

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