Interim Branch opened on August 29, 2022, to ensure that downtown library patrons would have continuous library service during the time between the closure of W. Dale Clark Library (215 S. 15th Street) on August 28, 2022, and the opening of the Downtown Branch (1401 Jones Street) in 2023. 

Though the space is small, library patrons can expect to find the same services, such as a browsing collection, computer access, copiers and printers, and helpful library staff. The space does not allow for programming or meeting rooms. Downtown patrons are encouraged to use OPL’s online catalog at omahalibrary.org or the MyOPL app to place items on hold and have them sent to Interim Branch for pick up.