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Library District, RTC to Offer Free Entertainment Options

October 18, 2021 by  
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Library District, RTC to Offer Free Entertainment Options

Transit riders in the Las Vegas metropolitan area can now access free movies, ebooks, audiobooks and magazines, thanks to a new partnership between the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.

The Library District is bringing the library on board all RTC buses through its easy-to-use Libby app. RTC transit riders in the Southern Nevada service area can now join thousands of local residents who already enjoy this easy-to-use, free app.

“Our mission is to connect with the public, wherever they are, and enable them to enjoy the library’s digital collection,” said Kelvin Watson, executive director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. “Our partnership with the RTC introduces new audiences to the educational, entertaining, and life-changing resources that the library offers every day. This opportunity makes it easy for riders to learn more about our programs and offerings, then visit one of our branches in person for an upgrade to a free all-access library card, and enter our wonderful world of discovery!”

“Our agency is committed to increasing accessibility for our customers, and this is a unique way that we can help support our riders with tools and resources to grow, learn and enrich their lives.” Said M.J. Maynard, RTC Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited about this meaningful collaboration with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District to bring the library straight to our transit riders who may not have the ability to access a library location.”

Using a digital device, riders can access the Libby app with RTC Wi-Fi or by scanning the QR code inside each bus. Once downloaded, riders can simply sign up by entering their mobile number and the library system will instantly verify the new account, allowing immediate access to customers to begin borrowing eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and movies at no cost. For those who do not ride the bus, the Libby app is available for all residents and can be downloaded via the Apple app store, Google Play, or through QR codes featured at RTC transit centers, on buses and bus shelter advertising.

Councilwoman Olivia Diaz, Commissioner Tick Segerblom, Congresswoman Dina Titus, Executive Director Kelvin Watson, RTC CEO M.J.Maynard, and Chair Brian Wilson

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