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Washoe County Library brings its Collection to Amazon

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For Immediate Release

Jennifer Oliver

With a new browser extension, the library now comes to you.

May 25, 2016.  Reno, NV. Do you ever forget to check the library before you buy? Or get frustrated at having to perform an extra search to check availability? Now you don’t have to – with Koios, the library comes to you! 

This free download lets you know if an item you’re viewing on Amazon is available through Washoe County Library System (WCLS). It’s the perfect tool for current cardholders and other readers hoping to save money. 

“We want people to easily find the library’s resources,” says WCLS Internet Services Librarian John Andrews. “People are already using Amazon to discover new books and authors. Offering Koios to our users brings us closer to our goal of connecting with our users online, where they already are.”

Usually, a library’s collection is only searchable through the library’s website. But Koios users see availability right on Amazon, so they never miss an opportunity to borrow instead of buy.  Koios is available in twenty libraries nationwide and is now available in Washoe County.

To install Koios, visit www.koios.co/download. Koios is currently available as an extension for your desktop installation of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.

For more information about library services, programs and hours, please visit www.washoecountylibrary.us .

Koios is an award winning South Carolina based startup dedicated to streamlining connectivity between readers and libraries. 


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