Masks Required at Washoe County Libraries in response to COVID-19
In accordance with current CDC recommendations and State of Nevada directives, all visitors ages 2 and up are required to wear masks inside all Washoe County Library locations.

 

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Spanish Springs Library

Monday: 10 am-6 pm
Tuesday: 10 am-7 pm
Wednesday-Friday: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday: 10 am-5 pm

The Spanish Springs Library features a drive-up window for hold pickup, open during the branch's regular hours.

7100-A Pyramid Highway, Sparks, NV 89436 – 775.424.1800
FAX: 775.424.1840

 

 

 

 

In alignment with current CDC and state guidelines, all visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear masks. 

Spanish Springs Library is located on the Pyramid Highway in Spanish Springs. Our building is based on a Native American hogan dwelling and is octagonal in shape with open spaces set off by a 64-foot ceiling over the atrium. You'll find comfortable seating, 36 public access/internet computers, a Wireless Work Zone, and children’s STEAM toys and computers. It is truly a destination for the entire family. Features include meeting rooms that can be reserved online, a drive-through service point to pick up and drop off materials, and a 24-hour book return with an automated materials handler that checks items in as you return them.

The Nell J. Redfield Foundation Young People's Library features a unique, oversized stack of books at the entrance and a separate story time room and STEAM play area. Nine public computers (five internet computers including an adult station, so parents and children can work side by side, and four children’s games computers) and a family restroom complete this family friendly space.

The Teen Zone is a unique space designed for teens to get their homework done and socialize with one another. It offers monthly teen projects and has board games, whiteboards, eight public access computers, and plenty of comfortable seating for group study and projects.

Programs for all ages are offered, including Story Times and Toddler Times, guest speakers, monthly showings of newly released movies, craft programs, book discussion, art exhibitions, computer coding classes, virtual reality programs, and more! Seasonal offerings include free tax help and early voting.

An ADA computer station with a braille keyboard and printer, JAWS (software that reads to you), Magic (magnification software), and OpenBook (optical scanning software with scanner) is available to the public.

The E.L. Cord community meeting rooms provide space for groups to meet, both during library hours and after the library is closed.

Self-serve features include express self check-out stations, the ability to pick up holds, downloadable ebook and audio book demonstration stations, a Wireless Work Zone ready for you to sit down, plug in and log on with your own device, a public fax machine, a flatbed scanner, and automated computer sign-ups. Wireless internet access and printing are also available, as well as laptop locks and study rooms.

The atmosphere is enhanced by the cozy fireplace, an art gallery, and comfortable seating and study areas throughout the building.

As part of Washoe County Library System, users have access to a wide range of books, music, movies, and books on CD. Downloadable ebooks, audio books and magazines are also available.

With a distinctive Native American design, the decor features petroglyphs from local caves and a carpet treatment featuring a traditional Paiute basket weave pattern in the atrium.

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