Omaha is a vital and vibrant city, with Omaha Public Library as an essential catalyst, collaborator and connector. Our MissionOmaha Public Library strengthens our communities by connecting people with ideas, information, and innovative services.
The Douglas County Historical Society is located at Historic Fort Omaha, which is now the campus of Metropolitan Community College, at 30th and Fort Streets. The Society is housed in two adjacent buildings, the General Crook House Museum and the Library/Archives Center. The Society provides a variety of educational services, including a speakers bureau, tours of the Museum and the city, and hosting of private functions at the Museum.
The Sump Memorial Library provides access to materials and services to help community residents meet their personal, educational, and leisure needs. The library serves as the technology and information access center for the community. Special emphasis is placed on popular materials, supporting students at the kindergarten through high school academic levels and stimulating preschoolers’ interests in reading and learning.
The mission of the Gretna Public Library is to maintain an environment in which the people of the greater Gretna community can access materials in many formats that are the cultural, educational and recreational expressions of our society and which encourage independent learning, lifelong reading enjoyment and library usage.
The Nebraska Library Association (NLA) is divided into five sections and four round tables to reflect the diverse interests of its membership. Section Chairs and Round Table Chairs (elected by the individual sections and round tables) are members of the NLA Board of Directors, along with the association officers elected from the full NLA membership. The Board of Directors also includes the American Library Association (ALA) Councilor and Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) Councilor as voting members, and NLA committee chairs as non-voting members. The Executive Director and the Internet Site Coordinator of NLA is an ex-officio, non-voting members of the Board.
The Nebraska Library Commission was created in 1901 and is part of the executive branch of state government. Per state statute, the Commission is responsible for the statewide promotion, development and coordination of library services. In fulfilling these functions the Commission works with all types of libraries – public, school, college and university, special and institutional libraries. Some of the Commission’s services are provided directly to the public and to state government personnel.