When the catalog states, "Learning Community Center," to what is it referring? I would like to check out a book from this area.
Thanks for asking! Omaha Public Library and the Learning Community Center of North Omaha are in partnership to support the LCC-NO's mission of building literacy at home and at school for the children and parents they serve. You can find more information about that partnership here.
Unfortunately, books that have the Learning Community Center location and collection codes are not part of the general Omaha Public Library collection and there is no public library location at the LCC-NO. The books held there are used only by parents and students directly enrolled in their programs. It's a bit like our relationship with the Ralston Library, the Saddlebrook school library, or items held on course reserve at Metro Community College: One of the ways that we support the Learning Community Center library is by 'piggybacking' their books into the computer system that we use to manage our collections, which saves them one of the larger expenses a small library can face at the cost of some occasional confusion for our users.
The vast majority of books available in the LCC-NO collections are also available for all of our borrowers through the main Omaha Public Library collection. Please feel free to give us a call at 402-444-4800; we'll take a look and see if we can't get a copy requested for you. If you're interested in an item that's only available in the LCC-NO collection, we may be able to consider purchasing an additional copy or seeking the item through inter-library loan.
Thanks for asking, and thanks for using AskOPL!