10 Best Libraries in Nevada

Libraries can inspire us. They help us learn, educate, and get involved in the community. And finding a good one is a game-changer. Next time you're looking for a great spot to volunteer, write that research paper, or pick up your favorite classic novel, check out one of these 10 great libraries in Nevada. 

Windmill Library, Las Vegas, NV

The Windmill Library in Las Vegas, Nevada is open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 6 p.m. on weekends. They offer use of auditoriums, computers, meeting rooms, study rooms, and Wi-Fi. The branch even includes a separate computer lab or adults and younger visitors.

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Downtown Reno Library, Reno, NV

The Downtown Reno Library is part of the Washoe County Library System in Reno, Nevada. They have a wide variety of regularly scheduled events, including story times, tech café, and movie showings. The library is architectural unique, also, having been built to resemble a park. 

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Paseo Verde Library, Henderson, NV

The Paseo Verde Library in Henderson, Nevada is conveniently located near the Henderson Pavilion. They’ve got plenty of books, but their staffed genealogy room and local coffee shop makes it stand out.

Carson City Library, Carson City, NV

The Carson City Library in Carson City, Nevada stocks books, eBooks, magazines, and newspapers. They have a variety of events almost every day, including a LEGO club, virtual reality options, bilingual storytelling time, and more.

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Spanish Springs Library, Sparks, NV

The Spanish Springs Library in Sparks, Nevada offers “a 64-foot ceiling over the atrium, comfortable seating and over 40 public access/Internet computers, a tech Bar, children’s STEM toys and computers,” and so much more. They have different sections for adults, teens, and kids to enjoy.

Boulder City Library, Boulder City, NV

The Boulder City Library has a wonderful atmosphere perfect for reading, studying, or perusing. They have a ton of events happening almost every night, including art classes, guitar lessons, chess club, and more. Check their website for an updated list of events. 

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Fernley Branch Library, Fernley, NV

The Fernley Branch of the Lyon County Library System is a great place to bring kids. They’ve got a ton of great books, but they standout by offering toys and events that younger children will love. This helps instill an appreciation for the library in kids.  

Incline Village Library, Incline Village, NV

The Incline Village Library in Incline Village, Nevada is a gorgeous building. It is an “award-winning 10,600-square-foot facility includes comfortable meeting room, murals and sculpture, outdoor patios and a Discovery Garden,” in addition to many, many other offerings, according to their website. 

University of Nevada Library, Reno, NV

The University of Nevada Library Knowledge Center in Reno is open to the public, so feel free to stop by even if you’re not a student. They have a nice special collection, digital collection, and plenty of books on the shelves. Lose yourself among the stacks on the five floors of the Knowledge Center.

Sierra Nevada College Prim Library, Incline Village, NV

The Prim Library on the Sierra Nevada College campus was named one of the most beautiful libraries in the country by Business Insider, delivering “a rustic feel in the heart of the forest,” as described in the article. In addition to its many sections, the Sierra Nevada College’s Poetry Center at the library separates it from the rest of the bunch. 

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