All Washoe County Libraries Closed May 29 for Memorial Day
All Washoe County Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. The North Valleys Library will be closed on Tuesday, May 30.

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Digital Library

Washoe County Library maintains a robust digital collection, giving you access to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, research, language learning, software tutorials, reading suggestions, and more. View all digital resources.

You will need your Washoe County Library card to access these services.

OverDrive

OverDrive is our most popular collection of downloadable titles, with over 10,000 ebooks and audiobooks. The collection includes bestselling books from the hottest authors, classics, and a wide variety of nonfiction for adults, teens, and kids.

Read or listen on any device in your browser, or download to your computer or device using the OverDrive App. Titles are automatically returned at the end of the lending period.

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TumbleBooks

Created just for kids, the TumbleBook Library features a collection of animated, talking picture books to teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Early readers will also find chapter books, literacy-based games to reinforce reading experiences, and educational videos from National Geographic.

The full interactive features are available to users of computers and flash-enabled tablets. Even without flash, mobile users can enjoy read-along ebooks and video content.

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Free Downloads Beyond the Library

We recommend these portals for discovering free ebooks and audiobooks beyond the library. Most of the available books are in the public domain and will be available for you to download and keep with no expiration.

  • Loyal Books A convenient catalog of free ebooks and audiobooks from Project Gutenberg and Librivox from one easy-to-use platform. Find a title you're interested in and enjoy one-click access to all available ebook and audio formats.
  • Open Culture The best free cultural & educational media on the web, featuring thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, e-textbooks, movies, business courses, and more.
  • Open Library The Open Library Project's goal is one web page for every book ever published. Read ebooks in the public domain or browse a growing ebook lending library of over 200,000 titles.

Zinio for Libraries

Love great magazines but want to avoid waiting for library copies and expensive subscriptions? We have you covered with Zinio for Libraries, our new digital magazine platform.

Access Zinio directly through the browser on your computer or mobile device. You'll be able to get started reading current and back issues right away. Our collection of 120+ popular magazines features something for every reader. Titles are always available, and downloaded titles never expire.

Use the Zinio for Libraries app for your iPad or Android device to save magazines for offline viewing, and get alerts when new issues are available.

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EBSCO Articles & Research

Enjoy access to full-text articles from thousands of publications, with citations available for thousands more. EBSCO is the largest provider of magazines to Washoe County Library System. Search for articles about specific topics, or browse current and past issues of a magazine.

Popular titles include Consumer Reports, Time, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Skiing, Good Housekeeping, PC World, National Geographic, People, Cosmopolitan, Prevention, Smithsonian, TransWorld Skateboarding, Real Simple, Men's Health, InStyle, Shape, Golf Digest, Field & Stream, Bicycling, and more.

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Lifelong Learning & Education

lynda.com

lynda.com is the nation's leading online learning platform for software, technology, business, and creative skills. Use your Washoe County Library card to enjoy a complimentary subscription to the full lynda.com training library.

To access your library subscription, you must use the links on the library website. Your subscription can be accessed using any current browser on your computer or mobile device. Your library subscription will not work with the lynda.com mobile app at this time.

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Mango Languages

Mango Languages is a full-featured language-learning platform available to Washoe County Library cardholders using a computer or mobile device. 70 languages are available, including Spanish and English courses.

In addition to traditional courses, discover specialty courses like Feng Shui Chinese, Shakespearean English, and Wine & Cheese French. More of a visual learner? Try Mango Premiere, featuring full-length international films combined with robust resources and activities for language learning. Young children can get in on the fun using Little Pim, with courses in 10 languages especially for kids ages 0 through 6.

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Auto Repair Reference Center

Contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945. New repair procedures are added continuously.

Brainfuse HelpNow

provides students with live, on-demand homework help and state-aligned skills building lessons from expert tutors.  Communicate with tutors in real time using a virtual, whiteboard classroom by writing, drawing, and marking-up lessons/web content.  Students can also access a full-service writing lab and an integrated test prep center.  Personalized account tools include the session replay, message center, and the integrated test prep area for a seamless academic assistance.  To use Brainfuse be sure you have the latest version of Java installed and enabled in your Web browser.  If you are unable to connect to a live tutor please call Brainfuse technical support at 1-866-272-4638. 

Driving Tests

Take free practice tests for your Nevada Learner Permit and Driver License exams. Includes handbooks and practice tests for the standard license, as well as commercial and motorcycle options.

Brainfuse JobNow

A revolutionary service for job seekers that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching. The Adult Learning Center offers test preparation, an expert writing lab, and online tutors.

LearningExpress 3.0

Now including computer skills! - Features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages.  It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance prep, GED test prep, and more. The new addition to our Learning Express 3.0 lineup features resources to help you learn computers, whether you're just getting started or learning new software.  

NoveList Plus

Looking for your next book? Want to find a new author? Can’t remember all the titles in a series? NoveList Plus is a great resource for readers. Search or browse to find books that match your reading style.

ReferenceUSA

a powerful online reference and research tool providing  instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents. Find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

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The Width of the World (Vega Jane #3)

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Holly and Ivy

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Why Buddhism is True

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The Odyssey of Echo COmpany

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An Echo of Murder

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A Column of Fire

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The Right Time

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Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

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Kill The Heroes

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Don't Let Go

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Y Is For...

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The Room of White Fire

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Charlatans

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Without Fear or Favor

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Seeing Red

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I Know A Secret

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Exposed

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The Store

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The Paris Spy

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The Color of Fear

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Barely Legal

Stuart Woods

Any Dream Will Do

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The Dolls

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On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

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Crime Scene

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The Story of Arthur Truluv

Elizabeth Berg

Paradise Valley

C.J. Box

Deadfall

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Look Behind You

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The Late Show

Michael Connelly

A Distant View of Everything

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The Breakdown

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Blame

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Two Nights

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Some Kind of Hero

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Beautiful Tempest

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Wired

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Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism

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The Reason You're Alive

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Persons Unknown

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Seven Stones to Stand or Fall

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The Child

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Silver Silence

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

Neal Stephenson

Magpie Murders

Anthony Horowitz

Do Not Become ALarmed

Maile Meloy

Camino Island

John Grisham

Thief of Hearts

Tess Gerritsen

White Hot

Ilona Andrews

Gwendy's Button Box

Stephen King

We Were the Lucky Ones

Georgia Hunter

The Spy

Paolo Coelho

The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher

Moonglow

Michael Chabon

Night School

Lee Child

Dragon Teeth

Michael Crichton

Sycamore

Bryn Chancellor

Since We Fell

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Saints for All Occasions

J. Courtney Sullivan

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman

The Leavers

Lisa Ko

The Jane Austen project

Kathleen A. Flynn

Ginny Moon

Benjamin Ludwig

Beartown

Frederik Backman

Anything is Possible

Elizabeth Strout

The Stars are Fire

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The Shadow Land

Elizabeth Kostova

Waking Gods: Book 2 of the Themis Files

Sylvain Neuvel

A Twist in Time

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Miss You

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The Women in the Castle

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The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

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Old School: Life in the Sane Lane

Bill O'Reilly

Vicious Circle

C.J. Box

The Wanderers

Meg Howrey

In This Grave Hour

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Eggshells

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The Cutthroat

Clive Cussler

Say Nothing

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The Hearts of Men

Nickolas Butler

From This Day

Nora Roberts

Bone Box

Faye Kellerman

Banana Cream Pie Murder

Joanne Fluke

Setting Free the Kites

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A Piece of the World

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Heartbreak Hotel

Jonathan Kellerman

Gilded Cage

Vic James

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

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Revelation

Robert B. Parker

My Not So Perfect Life

Sophie Kinsella

Garden of Lamentations

Deborah Crombie

Echoes in Death

J.D. Robb

Dangerous Games

Danielle Steel

All Our Wrong Todays

Elan Mastai

Power Game

Christine Feehan

Clownfish Blues

Tim Dorsey

The Mistress

Danielle Steel

Below the Belt

Stuart Woods

Curtain of Death

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True Faith and Allegiance

Tom Clancy

Babylon's Ashes

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The Whole Town's Talking

Fannie Flagg

Cross the Line

James Patterson

Turbo Twenty-three

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Odessa Sea

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No Man's Land

David Baldacci

Chaos: A Scarpetta Novel

Patricia Cornwell

This Was a Man

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The 15th Affair

James Patterson

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Heil DeGrasse Tyson

Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain - for Life

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Killer of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

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Wired to Eat

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Joy the Baker Over Easy: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Leisurely Days

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The Greatest Story Ever Told So Far: Why Are We Here?

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The Stranger in the Woods

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Norse Mythology

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We're All Wonders

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Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven adventure

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Middle School: Escape to Australia

James Patterson

The Width of the World (Vega Jane #3)

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Pinkalicious and Planet Pink

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The Gutsy Girl: Escapades For Your Life of Adventure

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Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 5

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The Apprentice's Quest

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The Dark Prophecy - The Trials of Apollo #2

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Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11)

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A Court of Wings and Ruin

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Strange the Dreamer

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Stranger Than Fanfiction

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The Last of August

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King's Cage

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The Way I Used To Be

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A Tyranny of Petticoats

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Snow Job

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The Lifeboat Clique

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The Leaving Season

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Into the Dim

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The Forbidden Orchid

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The Blood Passage

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