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OPL staff are here to help. Request staff assistance finding resources or peruse this list to find local organizations that can help.
OPL staff are here to help. Request staff assistance finding resources or peruse this list to find local organizations that can help.
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Get a Temporary Library Card Get a Temporary Library Card
Getting a library card while a temporary resident, staying at a shelter, halfway house, or treatment facility in Douglas County, Nebraska.
Getting a library card while a temporary resident, staying at a shelter, halfway house, or treatment facility in Douglas County, Nebraska.
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Internet Access from Anywhere Internet Access from Anywhere
Any OPL cardholder can check out a Chromebook laptop for up to two weeks. The laptop is equipped with 4G and unlimited data.
Any OPL cardholder can check out a Chromebook laptop for up to two weeks. The laptop is equipped with 4G and unlimited data.
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Gale Courses Gale Courses
Online courses for academic learning, professional development, and personal enrichment available now to OPL Library cardholders.
Online courses for academic learning, professional development, and personal enrichment available now to OPL Library cardholders.
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Homelessness & Poverty Fiction
recommended by Omaha Adult Librarians
Fiction is often able to explore dimensions of homelessness and poverty that non-fiction can't. The explorations of race, abuse, and cultu…
Fiction is often able to explore dimensions of homelessness and poverty that non-fiction can't. The explorations of race, abuse, and cultu…
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Connect2Compete from Cox Connect2Compete from Cox
If your child qualifies for free school lunches, you could qualify for discounted home Internet.
If your child qualifies for free school lunches, you could qualify for discounted home Internet.
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Mental Health
recommended by Omaha Adult Librarians
Check out these titles for help and hope if you or a loved one are struggling with mental illness.
Check out these titles for help and hope if you or a loved one are struggling with mental illness.
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Addiction & Recovery
recommended by Omaha Adult Librarians
Struggling with addiction and recovery, or just wanting to learn more? Check out these titles for more information.
Struggling with addiction and recovery, or just wanting to learn more? Check out these titles for more information.
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Legal Information Reference Center Legal Information Reference Center
Find full text consumer legal information plus legal forms from all states.
Find full text consumer legal information plus legal forms from all states.
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Art Classes for Homeless Art Classes for Homeless
By Omahalibrary
Omaha Public Library and Kent Bellows Studio & Center for Visual Arts partnered to provide art workshops for homeless children and adults.
Omaha Public Library and Kent Bellows Studio & Center for Visual Arts partnered to provide art workshops for homeless children and adults.
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