Read magazines online or download to your computer, tablet, or phone using the RBdigital app. Magazines are always available and never expire. You will need to create an account using your Washoe County Library card the first time you visit.
Improve your child’s reading skills with our free audiobooks! Audiobooks are a great way to keep your child entertained at home or on the go. They also encourage reluctant readers to become more immersed in stories, expand their vocabulary and promote a love of reading.
Explore our vast collection children's audiobooks available through our online resource Overdrive. Also available through the Libby app.
If you think spring is the only time to plant flowers in your garden, then you may be surprised to discover some beautiful varieties you can plant right now. Learn about bulbs and how to grow flowers from them with this fascinating activity.
Election day has passed, but you can still visit the Registrar of Voter website to check the status of your ballot. Find out if there were any problems with your absentee ballot--which you have until November 12 to fix, in order to ensure your vote gets counted.
In observance of Veterans Day, all libraries will be closed Wednesday, November 11. There will be no virtual events or telephone reference available, but our digital library and our virtual events archive are always open.
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.