Working to expand our online arts, cultural, and educational events, the Washoe County Library System's website now features online art galleries. New exhibits are posted monthly, and the most recent addition is Colorful Patterned Animals, a collection of whimsical yet dignified animal depictions from painter Emily Reid.
Everybody's gotta eat and the teen years are the perfect time to learn how to fend for yourself. Tune in to our Facebook page for tips, tricks, and basics to help you feed yourself and others with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Visit the Teen Cuisine webpage for archived videos.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated the second Monday in October to raise awareness of the rich history, culture, and traditions of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Follow the links on this list of staff-recommended titles for young readers to place a hold for pickup or to find electronic copies through Overdrive or the Libby app.
Washoe County Library System is celebrating teens all month long with TeenTober. We have created this special edition newsletter just for our teens! Learn more about our virtual events, resources, and teen reading challenge.
Work, work, work! Most people do some kind of work every day. Simple machines are devices that make work easier. See how these simple machines are used; then try our scavenger hunt to see what you’ve learned.
Early Voting begins this Saturday, October 17, at 9 am! We know you have questions, and the Washoe County Registrar of Voters has the answers. Check your voter registration, view ballot questions and candidate information, find polling places and drop box locations, track your ballot, and so much more--all in one place.
At Washoe County Library branches serving as polling locations, pickup services will be available as scheduled, but voting may impact parking availability.
Book returns are now open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week at most library locations. We are still unable to accept donations or read-and-share items in book returns, so please use the book drops to return library materials only.
As part of its effort to keep the public and its employees safe and healthy, all returned items will be quarantined for a minimum of seven days.
There may be 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.
This quarantine period will also affect returned items and transit periods. You may see items you've returned still displaying as checked out in your online account. If your held item is moving from one branch to another, please expect a minimum of seven days.
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.