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Washoe County Library Puts its Collection on Amazon

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A free downloadable program called Koios will now let you know if an item you’re viewing on Amazon is available through Washoe County Library System (WCLS). The goal behind providing the community this tool is to help support the library system and help people save money.

“We want people to easily find the library’s resources,” says WCLS Internet Services Librarian John Andrews. “People are already using Amazon to discover new books and authors. Offering Koios to our users brings us closer to our goal of connecting with our users online, where they already are.”

Instead of just being able to search the library’s collection through the library’s website, Koios users can see the availability right on Amazon, as a reminder to borrow instead of buy. WCLS is one of 20 libraries nationwide using the program.

To install Koios (as an extension of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari), visit http://www.koios.co/download.

For details about library services, programs, and hours, visit http://www.washoecountylibrary.us.

Erin Meyering
Erin Meyering
Erin Meyering is the Communications Specialist at Carson Tahoe Health. She previously worked as the Associate Editor of edible Reno-Tahoe magazine. After graduating from the Reynolds School of Journalism in 2014, she avidly pursued making writing and designing her career. On top area freelancing, she enjoys spending time doing yoga and hiking with her 75-lb lab/boxer mix, Biscotti.

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