About. Similar to the Boston Public Library, the original Omaha Public Library building is the best early Second Renaissance Revival structure in Nebraska. Byron Reed, a pioneer real estate broker in Omaha, donated the site for the building and his collection of books, manuscripts and coins. 
The 89,213 square foot building houses OPL administration, circulation, central distribution (closed to the public); and the genealogy and local history collection (open to the public). The 10-year lease has options to renew.
Staff List ALA's 13 Most Banned Books of 2022 ALA documented 1,269 demands to censor library books in 2022, the highest number of attempted book bans since ALA began compiling data. Adults Teens Banned Books Week Book Lists Audio National Libray Card Sign-up Month September 4th, 2023, KIOS: National Library Card Sign-up Month Adults Birth to 5 Kids
Building renovations and moves are expected to be complete by spring 2023. The new downtown library branch will bring new life to a building originally constructed in 1912 and that served as a creamery throughout most of its existence.
Inspired by innovative library facilities worldwide and a broad community engagement process, this unique central library design sets a new standard. By combining traditional library services and state-of-the-art technologies, this iconic project has the potential to transform the city of Omaha.
Omaha Public Library; Location: Omaha, Nebraska: Established: 1872: Branches: 13: Collection; Size: 1,309,087: Access and use; Population served: 277,239 register users: Other information; Budget: $16,211,822: Website: http://omahalibrary.org
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - City residents will get to use a temporary downtown library location as construction on the new one moves forward. Officials have released a timeline for the opening of...
Opening in 2026 at 72nd and Dodge streets, the Central Public Library will serve as the nucleus of the entire Omaha Public Library system, combining traditional library books and services with state-of-the-art technologies and in-demand social amenities.
First building The original South Omaha Public Library was built in 1904 with a $50,000 grant to the City of South Omaha from the Andrew Carnegie Library Fund. The purpose of the grant was to design, build and equip the library.
The Omaha Public Library Board of Trustees took its first steps to move its downtown library branch from South 15th Street to 14th and Jones Streets.Board members approved two lease agreements ...