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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Find new books using the resources listed below, or by:

If a book is listed in the library catalog as checked out, not at your library, or otherwise unavailable, click the "place hold" link in the library catalog to reserve a copy. You will be notified when the item becomes available.

You can also get monthly recommendations by signing up for our Teen Scene newsletter.

 

Reading Recommendations

Our librarians compile thematic list of book recomendations every week. Check this pages for new, curated lists specially created for teens.

First Chapter Friday

Every Friday we read the opening of one of our favorite books, usually a title geared toward kids or young adults. Visit our Facebook page for the latest, or click here to browse older videos.

NoveList Plus

Looking for your next book? Search for books or topics, in both fiction and non-fiction. Find author and title read-alikes. Sign in to save books and lists to your folder. NoveList Plus links directly to the library catalog.

Epic Reads

Looking for an epic reading list? How about upcoming YA releases? Epic reads has all that and more including information on author events and free book giveaways.

Goodreads

Goodreads is a virtual bookshelf that helps you keep track of everything you read. You can customize reading goals for the year, discover new books, and join virtual book clubs.

I Read YA

An online community of readers and young adult book lovers.

Teen Book Finder

Search over 4,000 books, audiobooks, and films from the Young Adult Library Services Association book awards and book lists.

YA Shelf

Looking for book recommendations based on a certain genre? Look no further—the YA Shelf has the ultimate list.

Libby/OverDrive

A collection of downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines. Read or listen on your computer, mobile device, or dedicated e-reader.

 

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Libby/OverDrive

Our main digital collection, with thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines

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

Virtual Story Time

Washoe County Library story times, right in your home, every day

Libby/OverDrive

Our main digital collection, with thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines

Teaching at Home

Help your child's education continue even when the schools are closed

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

Teaching at Home

Help your child's education continue even when the schools are closed

Brainfuse HelpNow

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

Explora

Research resources and tools for students and teachers

Virtual Story Time

Washoe County Library story times, right in your home, every day

STEAM

Science, technology, engineering, and art resources

Reopening Plan

See our plan for a safe, responsible reopening of our physical locations

Teaching at Home

Help your child's education continue even when the schools are closed

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.

Community Resources

Resources and support during the coronavirus outbreak

Back to Work Nevada

Links to resume help, unemployment insurance, and business loan providers

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