Get a Library Card

If you are a Douglas County, Nebraska, resident and have never had an Omaha Public Library card, use the form below to apply for a free library card.

  • If you are not a Douglas County, Nebraska, resident, click here to view available options.
  • If you have previously had an Omaha Public Library account, click here for instructions about how to report a lost or stolen card and/or how to replace it.

New applicants residing in Douglas County, Nebraska, will have two options once the online application has been completed and submitted:

  1. Visit any of OPL's 12 locations within 2-3 days of your application submission with current photo identification and address verification to be issued a new library card.
  2. Receive a library card in the mail for a 14-day trial of online access. Visit one of OPL's 12 locations with photo identification and address verification to validate your account for full privileges. If you provide an email address during your application, you will receive an email with your library card number and temporary PIN to begin your temporary 14-day online access immediately.

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

* indicates a required field.
  • Name * Required
    if you have no middle name, enter "none"
  • Parent/Guardian Name:
    Required if under 19 years of age. Provide the first and last names of any parents/guardians that need access to the account.
    Add a new row
  • Address * Required
  • Please check the phone number at which you prefer to receive automated messages regarding holds or overdue items. The automated system cannot call non-local telephone numbers.
  • Account Verification * Required
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.