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Washoe County Library System Extends Temporary Suspension of In-Person Services.

Media Release
For Immediate Release

Andrea Tavener

Suspension Extended Through January 4, 2021.

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Washoe County and local hospitals are at or near capacity. On November 10, 2020, Governor Sisolak implemented a "Stay at Home 2.0" protocol, effective immediately. Additionally, County Manager Eric Brown issued a work from home protocol for Washoe County employees. In response, Washoe County Library System is extending its temporary suspension through at least January 4, 2021.

According to Library Director, Jeff Scott, "The health and welfare of our community and staff are of the utmost importance to us."  Scott continued, "As a valuable resource to our community, we are hoping to be able to once again resume Grab-and-Go and Drive-Up hold pick-up services in January."

Please visit the Washoe County Library website for the most current information. The Washoe County Library System encourages the community to sign up for the Library newsletter and follow the Library on Facebook and Twitter for additional updates. 

Book Drops will remain open during this period, and no fines will be assessed on overdue items. Reference and informational questions are also available via email or phone call. 

Although physical library materials are not available while hold pick-up is temporarily suspended, the library's digital collection is always available. In addition to virtual events, resources include audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, and access to the New York Times,, and more.   Please visit for information about virtual events and resources, or to sign up for an instant digital library card, and more.


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