As part of its effort to keep the public and its employees safe and healthy during this unusual time, Washoe County Library System is quarantining all returned items for a minimum of seven days.
This precaution can lead to delays in hold availability for items at the South Valleys Library and the Sparks Library. If you have an item to pick up from one of those branches, pay special attention to the instructions in your hold confirmation email. You can also call the branch during their open hours to verify that the items have been released from quarantine.
This seven-day quarantine period will also affect returned items. In most cases, items will not be checked in until after the seven-day period ends, so you may see items you've returned still displaying as checked out in your online account. If more than a week has passed, and your account still shows the the item checked out, contact us. Remember, we no longer charge late fees, so you don't need to worry about fines accruing.
The seven-day quarantine period can also lengthen the time in transit if an item is moving from one branch to another. Please expect a minimum of seven days for an item to be in transit.
Have a scary story you want heard? Whether it’s fact or fiction, email us your manuscript by October 15. Approved submissions will be narrated and added to our Halloween broadcast Shivery: Chilling Tales of Horror.
Mindful Movement Story Time focuses on early literacy, social-emotional learning, and movement. This story time integrates music, creative movement, and yoga to provide children with opportunities to promote self-awareness, imagination, and their connections with others and the world around them.
National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) recognizes the contributions made to American society by Americans who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean.
This list celebrates the over 61 million residents of the United States of Hispanic/Latin origin. We also have National Hispanic Heritage Month reading lists for teens and kids.
Do you need help writing a paper? With Brainfuse HelpNow, students can submit their writing and, within 24 hours, specialists evaluate it according to their customized rubric. Rubric categories include: focus, organization, word usage, grammar/mechanics, and response to task.
Or students can receive more immediate feedback by logging in with a live tutor and using the file sharing feature to receive live, one-to-one writing assistance.
Thinking of starting a small business? Check out the Nevada Small Business Development Center for information and guidance. Nevada SBDC provides an abundance of free and low-cost information, assistance, counseling, and training for Nevada businesses.
Expanded hold pickup hours are now in effect at most branches. You can see the new schedule here, or visit our reopening page to keep updated on how the library plans to safely return to our pre-pandemic levels of service.
In response to increasing demand for our online offerings, we have created an easy new way for you to access our digital resources.
If you do not have a Washoe County Library account (or if you have misplaced your card), you can now visit our website and quickly acquire a digital library card, which you can use to check out ebooks and audiobooks, take online courses, and much more.