Washoe County Library System is excited to announce that many locations will once again offer browsing and computer access for library users. Beginning Monday, May 3, patrons will be able to browse library collections and displays, pick up holds, and use public computers and printers. According to Washoe County Library Director Jeff Scott, “The Library System is an essential community hub, and we are thrilled to once again expand our services in a safe manner for staff and the public.”

All visitors to Washoe County Libraries are required to wear face coverings if over the age of two. Due to limited occupancy and concern for public and staff safety, the Library is encouraging patrons to make visits as brief as possible – no more than 60 minutes. The Senior Center, Verdi, and Duncan/Traner Community Libraries remain closed. Not all services will be available at all locations or during all hours, so the public is encouraged to check washoecountylibrary.us/reopen for the most up-to-date information on hours and service availability.

The last day for patrons to call the centralized telephone reference line will be Friday, April 30, 2021. Patrons will be able to call any open branch beginning May 1, 2021. Book drops are available 24/7. Meeting rooms and public seating are not available, except seating for computer users. All library events will remain virtual through August.

Washoe County Library System is committed to a safe reopening that protects patrons, staff, and our community and is looking forward to being able to offer additional services in the future. Please visit washoecountylibrary.us for virtual services, including events, ebooks, digital magazines, access to The New York Times, and more!

For specific questions and answers on hold pickup and the latest information on hours and services, please visit washoecountylibrary.us/reopen