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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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EBSCO eBooks

Access over 40,000 titles! This general reference collection features fiction titles for adults, teens, and kids, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers. Topics include Self-Help, Health & Fitness, Games, Crafts & Hobbies, Medical, Cooking, Religion, Geography, Finance, Marriage, and more.

Read online in your browser or checkout and download to a mobile device. Titles are automatically returned at the end of the lending period. You will need the EBSCO eBooks App to access EBSCO eBooks on your mobile device.

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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. 120+ popular 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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Flipster

Most titles previously available through Flipster are now available using Zinio for Libraries (see above). Popular titles unavailable through Zinio (Rolling Stone and US Weekly) will continue to be available through Flipster.

Access Flipster directly through the browser on your computer or mobile device, or use the Flipster app for your iPad or Android tablet to checkout and download magazines for offline viewing. Downloaded issues are available for one week (monthly titles) or three days (weekly titles).

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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.

Print

Power Game

Christine Feehan

The Mistress

Danielle Steel

Below the Belt

Stuart Woods

Curtain of Death

W.E.B. Griffin

The Spy

Paolo Coelho

The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher

Moonglow

Michael Chabon

Night School

Lee Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

J.K. Rowling

True Faith and Allegiance

Tom Clancy

Babylon's Ashes

James S.A. Corey

The Whole Town's Talking

Fannie Flagg

Cross the Line

James Patterson

Turbo Twenty-three

Janet Evanovich

Odessa Sea

Clive Cussler

No Man's Land

David Baldacci

Chaos: A Scarpetta Novel

Patricia Cornwell

This Was a Man

Jeffrey ARcher

The 15th Affair

James Patterson

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Michael Connelly

The Whistler

John Grisham

Sex, Lies & Serious Money

Stuart Woods

The Obsidian Chamber

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Escape Clause

John Sandford

Small Great Things

Jodi Picoult

Order to Kill

Vince Flynn

Winter Storms

Elin Hilderbrand

Two by Two

Nicholas Sparks

Home

Harlan Coben

Razor Girl

Carl Hiaasen

Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer

Apprentice in Death

J. D. Robb

Bullseye

James Patterson

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers

Timothy Ferris

Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot ContessaCookbook

Ina Garten

Appetites: A Cookbook

Anthony Bourdain

The Magnolia Story

Chip and Joanna Gaines

Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Amy Schumer

Pinkalicious and Planet Pink

Victoria Kann

The Gutsy Girl: Escapades For Your Life of Adventure

Caroline Paul

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 5

Death Weavers

Brandon Mull

The Apprentice's Quest

Erin Hunter

Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11)

Jeff Kinney

Tales form a Not-so-friendly Frenemy (Dork Diaries #11)

Rachel Renee Russell

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase #2)

Rick Riordan

The Fever Code (Maze Runner #5)

James Dashner

The Way I Used To Be

Amber Smith

A Tyranny of Petticoats

A Study in Charlotte

Brittany Cavallaro

Snow Job

Charles Benoit

The Lifeboat Clique

Kathy Parks

The Leaving Season

Cat Jordan

Into the Dim

Janet Taylor

The Great Hunt

Wendy Higgins

The Forbidden Orchid

Sharon Biggs Waller

The Blood Passage

Heather Demetrios

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase #2)

Rick Riordan

The Fever Code (Maze Runner #5)

James Dashner