We at Washoe County Library System support collective action to end systemic racism and inequality in our community. The events that led to the death of George Floyd were horrendous. We as a library and as a community need to take time to reflect on racism that is pervasive in every aspect of our communities, systemic racism that has led to the deaths of black men, women, and children.
We work to provide collections that reflect our community and educate about ongoing issues. We strive to demonstrate that Black Lives Matter both to our library and our community. Find our Stand Against Hate reading lists on OverDrive or on the Libby app.
Meet live animals from around the world with the Conservation Ambassadors. Hear about the animals' wild tales of survival in this engaging, fun-filled educational program featuring mammals, birds, and reptiles. Registration is required.
The wind can cool things down or heat things up. It can make wind chimes ring and mobiles twirl. Do you know what makes the wind blow? How can you observe the wind when you can’t see it? Learn more with this simple experiment.
Our Back to Work Nevada page offers links and resources to assist you in your return to work. Whether you want to return to your current position or seek a new one, we have the tools and resources to help you learn new skills and create resumes.
As part of our phased reopening plan, starting June 8, most of our book drops will be open Monday through Friday, 10 am-2 pm. Returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in, and for now all late fines will continue to be waived.
The book drops at Duncan-Traner, Verdi, and the Senior Center remain closed and will reopen at a later date.
Hold Donations During Closure
We love donations. But during this temporary closure, Washoe County Library and the Friends of Washoe County Library will be unable to accept them.
Please hold on to any items you would like to donate until Washoe County Libraries reopen. Do not leave donations at library branches.
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.