Las Vegas Library Benefits - Its More Than Just Books
The days of library's being stuffy places, filled with dust, creaking wooden shelves and irritable and spectacled school marms shushing you mercilessly are long gone, at least in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Clark County Library District serves all of the Las Vegas Valley and provides innumerable services to the community.
How To Get a Las Vegas Clark County Library Card
For Nevada residents the first step is to apply for the FREE library card It takes just a few minutes online and will be shipped to your house. If you're not computer savvy you can also apply in person at any branch and then sign up for a computer class to become part of the Wi-Fi generation.
Non-Nevada residents can get a 3 month guest pass provided they have photo ID and proof of a current non-Nevada address. Those under 14 will need to be co-signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Responsibilities That Come With a Library Card
Besides the obvious need to care for and return the borrowed library property there are few other requirements you must agree to to get issued a library card.
- You must notify the Library immediately if your library card is lost or stolen.
- Parents/legal guardians are responsible for the items checked out and for the fines or fees associated with his or her minor child’s library card.
- Parents/legal guardians are responsible for guiding their minor child’s selection of library material.
- Library materials may be returned to any of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library branches.
- The Library is not responsible for damage incurred to your personal property due to the use of library materials.
- Loan Periods for Library Property
- Fines and Fees
Library Card Benefits
All Library District branches have computer labs for use by card holders. You may access electronic information resources including full-text newspapers, magazines and encyclopedias as well as word processing software. You may also access the Internet, but make sure you check out the Library Internet Use Policy before making searches.
The Library District has seven Computer Centers where patrons can use word processing, spreadsheet and desktop publishing programs and access the Internet. Limited assistance by library staff and classes are offered on a regular basis to provide more in-depth assistance. Reservations are recommended for computer use.
W-Fi is also available for those patrons with Wi-Fi capable devices. Be sure to read up on the rules and instructions for Wi-Fi usage.
Is your child having trouble with a particular subject? Then the library may be able to help with the LVCCLD Homework Help program. Learning tools and the ability to send questions to tutors make this program an excellent resource.
As the world continues to grow more and more digital people are turning to ebooks as the method of choice. While there will always be something special about holding a book in your hand and smelling the paper, sometimes it is just easier and more convenient to read it in electronic form. To that end the LVCCLD has gone digital with an ever increasing library of ebooks. Like print books, copies are limited.
English Classes ( and More)
for those residents looking to learn English, or perhaps looking to learn how to read, the LVCCLD has numerous classes available at branches across the valley. What they are in constant need of is volunteers and professionals to teach and tutor.
- If you would like to tutor 3 to 4 hours a week at your local library, please call us at 507-3530. We provide training for new volunteers every month.
- If you are an experienced ESL Teacher, please fax your resumé to 507-3478 or 507-3543. We offer contract work with group classes.
From story time to free movies, the LVCCLD has tons of great events for all ages.
- Library Programs For Adults
- Youth Storytimes and Programs
- On-Line Programs
- Books and Poetry Discussion Groups
- Gallery Exhibits
- Film Series
- Internet And Computer Workshops
- Computer Classes for Adults
- Computer Classes for Seniors
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