Washoe County Library System is getting a new online catalog interface, and we hope you are as excited about it as we are! This new catalog will offer a simpler, more intuitive experience. Please take some time to explore some of the new features, including:
Easy discovery of new books and resources with browsable displays and a powerful new search engine.
Available formats displayed together for each title in search results and lists.
All your holds and checkouts in one place, whether in print or digital.
Check out, read, and download ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines right from the catalog.
Some features may still change before our existing interface is replaced on March 15, and you can help us ensure the new catalog is as good as it can be. After visiting, please let us know about your experience with this quick survey.
March is Women's History Month! Every week this month we will feature an amazing woman from history we think you should know more about. Tune in on Facebook for a brief biography, fun facts, and book or other resource suggestions, so you can find out more about some lesser-known heroines we admire.
Attention Teens (grades 9-12): Join us for a casual, fun, no-pressure book club where you read what you want! Join in to hear recommendations and new ideas. Teen Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month using Zoom. Register today to receive Zoom meeting information.
Are you waiting for a copy of Kristin Hannah’s latest bestselling historical fiction novel, The Four Winds? Here is a list of read-alikes you can read while you wait. Find staff-recommended sweeping historical fiction set in times of hardship below. Click on a title to place a hold or to find electronic copies to download.
Washoe County Library System is here to support your homeschooling journey. Your library offers free access to online tutors, downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, and more! We also offer virtual event opportunities that focus on art, culture, STEAM, and educational enrichment.
Explore instructional materials and insights for the children's and teen books that you're reading with Book Connections.
Friction is a force that is all around us. When you rub your hands together on a cold winter day to warm them, you are using friction. Let’s learn more about this amazing force, then check out our friction scavenger hunt!
The Nevada Small Business Development Center has announced the launch of the Nevada Entrepreneur Network — a free mobile app and website that connect entrepreneurs with resources needed to grow and succeed with support from applicable government, nonprofit and private organizations.
The Friends of Washoe County Library is a member-supported 501(c)(3) Nevada non-profit organization dedicated to advocating, fundraising, and providing support for the Washoe County Library System.
You can support Friends of Washoe County Library through Amazon Smile. Visit Amazon Smile and select Friends of Washoe County Library. It works just like the regular Amazon website, except a portion of your purchase price will be donated to FWCL.
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.