Can I borrow a book from another branch?
Absolutely! All twelve of the Omaha Public Library locations are connected, and we share almost all of our materials. We also share parts of the collection of the Metro Community College libraries. You can visit any branch and check out materials using your library card, but often the best thing to do is request the book and let us bring it to your neighborhood library through delivery.
You can request a book by searching for it in our online catalog, finding the title you're looking for, and clicking on the green button that says "place a hold." It will ask you for your library card number and 4-digit PIN, and if it's the first time you've done so, there may be a couple of additional registration questions to run through.
You can also call any of our library locations and our staff will be happy to place that request for you over the phone. Our Main Library at 402-444-4800 is usually a convenient option.
Once the book arrives we will notify you by email or phone and hold on to it for about 7 days so you can pick it up and check it out for the normal 3-week period. Once you've finished with the book, you can return it to any Omaha Public Library.
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