Get a Library Card

If you are a resident of Douglas County, Nebraska and you have never had an Omaha Public Library card, the application to get a free library card below is for you.

  • If you are not a resident of Douglas County, Nebraska, please click here to see available options.
  • If you have had an Omaha Public Library account before, please do not use the application below. Click here for instructions about how to report a lost or stolen card and/or to replace it.

If you are a new applicant who resides in Douglas County, Nebraska, once you have completed and submitted the online application below, you will be offered two options:

  1. Within 2-3 days of your application submission, an account will be entered in the system for you. You simply need to bring current photo identification with address verification to any one of our 12 locations to be issued a library card.
  2. After we enter your account in the system, we can mail your library card to you for a 14-day trial of online access. You will still need to visit one of our 12 locations with photo identification and address verification to validate your account for full privileges. Also, with this option, if you provide an email address, once the application is processed you will receive an email with your library card number and a temporary PIN so that you can begin your temporary 14-day online access immediately.

For security purposes, at the time of card validation you will be asked to assign a PIN to your account.

  • if you have no middle name, enter "none"
  • required if under 19 years of age
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.