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The Downtown Reno Library has reopened. Due to ongoing construction, elevator access is currently not available. Computers and restrooms are available on the main level for patrons who are unable to use the stairs, and staff can assist with retrieving materials from other levels.

 

 

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Resources for Language Learners

Mango Languages is not currently available to Washoe County Library cardholders. Below is a selection of language-learning resources from the library or freely available on the internet. 

Library Resources

These resources require a valid Washoe County Library card. If you don't have one, you can sign up for instant access.

Ebooks and Audiobooks from OverDrive

Use your browser or the Libby App to access language learning ebooks and audiobooks, including audiobooks from Mango Languages.

Digital Magazines from RBdigital

Our collection of always-available digital magazines includes titles in English and 17 other languages.

Other Library Materials

Search the catalog and place holds on books and audiobooks for self-directed language learning and reference. Use a simple search like "Spanish language learning" to get started. Please note: availability of physical materials may be impacted by restrictions due to COVID-19. See our reopening page for details. 

Other Resources

These resources, freely available on the internet, include several options for self-directed language learning. Most of these sites are ad-supported and may require registration. We encourage you to read any terms of use before using these resources.

Alison offers free courses from a variety of sources.

BBC Languages includes courses and resources on popular languages (no longer updated).

Coursera Language Learning connects learners with language courses from colleges and universities.

Duolingo is one of the most popular free language-learning platforms.

Learn a Language includes courses and reference resources for over 15 languages, including English.

MIT Open Courseware offers language courses from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

OpenCulture offers language-learning resources for 48 languages.

Polyglot includes lessons and vocabulary-building resources.

WikiBooks Languages is a collection of introductory language learning web-based ebooks.

 

Print

The Wall Street Journal

Full access to the most recent issues of the Journal

Libby

Our digital collection features thousands of titles you can access with Libby

The New York Times

Complimentary digital access to The New York Times

Reading Challenges

Participate in all our reading challenges with the Beanstack app

TechBoomers

Learn popular technology, apps, and websites with a senior focus

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines

NoveList Plus

Reading recommendations, series information, and more tools for readers

Mango Languages

Easy access to language learning . More than 72 languages offered.

LinkedIn Learning

Creative, business, and technology courses for in-depth learning

Computer Skills Center

Video courses to learn popular software and computer basics

1,000 Miles Project

The first-hand account of a 1914 prospecting trip across Nevada provides an engaging way to study history

WorldBook Online

With activities and a suite of research tools, it's more than an encyclopedia

TumbleBook Library

A collection of talking, animated picture books and ebooks for kids

Libby

Our digital collection features thousands of titles you can access with Libby

1,000 Miles Project

The first-hand account of a 1914 prospecting trip across Nevada provides an engaging way to study history

WorldBook Online

With activities and a suite of research tools, it's more than an encyclopedia

Brainfuse HelpNow

Live homework help, writing lab, test prep, and other student resources

Explora

Research resources and tools for students and teachers

STEAM

Science, technology, engineering, and art resources

Family Engagement and Literacy

Cultural and educational resources for kids of all ages

Get a Card

Sign up for an instant digital card to get access to all our online resources.

Apps and Tools

Many of our most popular resources have apps for easy use on mobile devices.

TumbleBiblioteca

Disfrute de más de 50 libros, libros de dibujos, y libros con audio para niños de todas las edades.

Referencia Latina

Texto completo cubre una amplia gama de temas dentro y fuera de la academia.

OverDrive

Colección de libros electrónicos y audiolibros descargables en inglés o español y revistas.

The New York Times

Acceso gratuito en línea al New York Times, tanto de forma remota como en la biblioteca.

HelpNow

Tutoría en vivo en español o inglés está disponible con Brainfuse HelpNow