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Do you have to have an Omaha Public Library card to access the ebooks, or would a Lincoln Public Library card be ok?

Last Updated: Apr 14, 2017  |  197 Views

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If you have a Lincoln Cities Library card, you can use the collections and resources of the Omaha Public Library.  However, you will first need to get an Omaha Public Library card.  Please visit one of our 12 locations at your convenience.  You will need to complete our short application, and be sure to bring a photo id, proof of address, and your Lincoln Cities Library Card.  We'll give you your card on the spot, and you will then be able to access our e-book collections.  (In addition to the great digital collections at Lincoln!)

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Other Answers / Comments (3)

  1. Is there reciprocity for me to borrow e-books from Lincoln Public Library? What other libraries may I use?
    by Marsha Morien on Mar 27, 2012.
  2. As of April 1st, 2013 the Omaha public library ended it agreement with the Council Bluffs Public Library. It would be nice if OPL would remove all references that still say it does accept CBPL cards. Also, you may wish to re-evaluate your out of state fee, as the Philidelphia Public Library offers a library card to all for $50.
    by Anthony Scism on Aug 13, 2013.
  3. Thank you for letting us know that there are places on our site that still mention the Council Bluffs agreement. We will search through again and see if we can find the places you note and get them updated.

    Regarding the amount charged for a library card, most libraries generally charge an amount that is equal to the amount that their own residents pay for library support. Here in Douglas County, NE, every household pays an average of $75 per year to fund our libraries. Thus, we charge that same amount for anyone who is not a resident of the county.

    I cannot speak as to how Philadelphia arrived at their amount, but do note that they are charging $50 per person, whereas we charge $75 per household.
    by Gary Wasdin on Aug 13, 2013.


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