Library cards are free to residents of Douglas County, Nebraska. If you are not a Douglas County, Nebraska, resident, see our nonresident options. Find out how to report a lost or stolen library card and/or how to replace it.
While libraries are closed due to COVID-19, only eCards will be available.
Douglas County residents can get an eCard online. An eCard provides instant access to digital materials and does not provide borrowing privileges of physical items and or holds on physical items. If you would like to place holds on print items and participate in curbside service, please call 402-444-4800 and provide your barcode, name, birth date and address. Patrons who already have an Omaha Public Library card do not need an eCard.
To receive a library card:
- Fill out an application in person at any Omaha Public Library location or download the application formopens a new window, fill it out and bring it into any OPL location.
- Photo ID and proof of your current address is required. If your ID doesn't have your current address, bring a legal document with your name and current address on it, or a piece of mail dated in the last 30 days.
- Youth requirements:
- Applicants ages 18 and under must also list a parent or guardian on the application.
- Applicants ages 13 and under must have a parent or legal guardian sign the application, or a parent signature must be returned later if the parent is not present at the time of application.