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Reno - Downtown Reno Library

301 South Center Street

About Us

Built in 1966, the Downtown Reno Library is a unique architectural gem serving as the urban hub of the Library System. Architect Hewitt Wells couldn't put the library in a park as he wished, so the library was made as park-like as possible, featuring hundreds of plants, several full-grown trees, and a pond with a fountain. The curved flowing lines of our building make it a delightful place to browse or sit down with a good book.

Our centrally-located library serves the downtown residential and business community with a variety of services—leisure reading, audiovisual materials, Internet access, and an extensive reference collection. We focus on the information needs of our patrons, with a robust business and investment room, a large map collection, and our Nevada files containing thousands of articles relating to local news and history. We also house a federal and state government publication collection and have a complete collection of local newspaper microfilm. An auditorium with grand piano and an art gallery on the balcony round out our beautiful facility.


Vance Hardin

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017
Computer access via assigned time slots. Quite often involves a reasonable wait for next available PC. Avoid during opening hours and two hours prior to closing. Good for those must print moments that need to be done now. They offer color/B&W options at affordable prices- currently .25/page. Having library card or residency IS NOT a requirement for computer use here. Just stop at checkout desk upon entering and request a "Guest Pass" for computers, then take info to the booking/scheduling station at the front.

Mario Montelongo

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
It had an incredible ambient. Staff are helpful. This place would be five stars except there are no designated quiet areas.

Robert Hunter

Saturday, July 8, 2017
Wow. Love the plants :)

Lisa jeide

Sunday, July 31, 2016
I love the inside. It's so big and well designed!

brandy shaw

Sunday, April 3, 2016
I've been going to this library for years and love the location and things they offer!

Downtown Reno Library is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media