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With 5,000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,'s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-7+). From Age of Learning, Inc.

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Ancestry Library Edition Library Card Required.

Find birth, marriage, and death records, as well as military records and more from Ancestry Library Edition, the largest general collection of genealogical information. Now available from home until December 31, 2021.

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CIA World Factbook

Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

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Congressional Publications Library Card Required.

Ideal for researching U.S. social, political, and economic history. Each type of congressional publication provides a unique window to the entire range of U.S. social, political, and economic history. Examine testimony, debate, research reports, and legislative history to gain a complete picture.

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If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, DigitalLearn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

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Electronic Journal and Magazine Finder

Use our electronic journal and magazine search from OCLC to search or browse the titles of all full-text newspapers, magazines and journals available in our online resources.

Type in the name of the publication you’re looking for, and the journal finder will list which resources contain the publication, including the years covered. You can access each resource from OCLC.

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Explore the world's largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources. Many restricted images may be viewed at W. Dale Clark Main Library, the only FamilySearch Affiliate Library in Nebraska. 

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Fire Insurance Maps Online Library Card Required.

FIMo is a research portal to find and view high-definition, color Fire Insurance Maps, Real Estate Atlases, Plat Books, and other historical maps showing building structures, building construction details, property ownership, property uses, and other useful information.

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Freegal Music Mobile Apps Music Library Card Required.

Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and PIN. Freegal offers download or streaming access to more than 8 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. Download four songs each week or stream up to three hours a day.


Gale Courses Courses & Training Library Card Required.

Hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment that are all free with your library card!

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A comprehensive career resource giving you an inside look at company salary details, reviews, and interview questions for thousands of companies.

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Goodreads Mobile Apps

Discover and share books you love on Goodreads, the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations!

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jlgDigital for Elementary Students

With JLG Gold Standard eBooks for Elementary, Middle School and High school students, JLG Digital gives readers unlimited access to read books online from any device. There is no limit to the number of users and titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available.

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jlgDigital for High School Students

With JLG Gold Standard eBooks for Elementary, Middle School and High school students, JLG Digital gives readers unlimited access to read books online from any device. There is no limit to the number of users and titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available.
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jlgDigital for Middle School Students

With JLG Gold Standard eBooks for Elementary, Middle School and High school students, JLG Digital gives readers unlimited access to read books online from any device. There is no limit to the number of users and titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available.
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LearningExpress Library Library Card Required.

LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

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LinkedIn Learning Library Card Required. is now LinkedIn Learning! Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. Learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals.

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Live Virtual Author Visits

Junior Library Guild authors, illustrators, publisher partners, and educators are coming together to bring you exclusive webcasts that will engage, entertain, and educate.

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Find answers to health questions, including overviews of conditions and diseases, information on staying healthy, drug information and the latest news from the world of medicine.

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MyHeritage Library Edition Databases Library Card Required.

MyHeritage Library Edition includes birth, death and marriage records from 48 countries, the complete U.S. and U.K. censuses, immigration, military and tombstone records and more than 3 billion family tree profiles. Due to the ongoing content contributions by individual users, the database grows at an average pace of nearly 2 million records each day.

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MyOPL App for Android & iOS Mobile Apps

Take the Omaha Public Library with you wherever you go! Search for books, place holds, manage your account, create lists, and get information about our locations. Search for "MyOPL" in your app store to find the app.

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Nebraska Family Helpline

The Nebraska Family Helpline is a FREE service offering 24/7 support to families dealing with a youth’s mental/behavioral health issue. Trained crisis counselors assess the family's immediate safety needs, help callers connect to emergency resources and offer other referrals in callers’ communities.

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Nebraska Free Legal Answers

A website where financially qualifying Nebraskans can ask a Nebraska volunteer lawyer a question about a civil legal problem for free.

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Nebraska Secretary of State

The Nebraska Secretary of State oversees business registrations and occupational licensing. Use the One-Stop Business Registration System to find and file the paperwork you'll need to incorporate and do business in the state of Nebraska. 
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Nebraska Supreme Court

Homepage of the Nebraska State Supreme Court and a place to access Nebraska legal forms.

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New Book Alerts

A free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by your local library. You can select to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds.

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New York Times New!

Enjoy unlimited access to and the New York Times mobile app.

All Omaha Public Library patrons may use The New York Times online. When the 24-hour license expires, return to this page to checkout another one. 

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  • Click the Redeem link on the next page to access and the New Times mobile app on iOS and Android. There is no limit to the number of times you can redeem this access.
  • To activate your subscription, you’ll need to login or register first.
  • If you haven't created an account with, you can create one with Google, Facebook, or your email address.
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Niche Academy

Niche Academy provides tutorials on a variety of the Library’s online resources including OverDrive, Freegal, Value Line and more.

NoveList Plus Library Card Required.

Discover reading recommendations based on your favorite titles, authors, subjects and genres. Whether you read fiction or nonfiction or listen to audiobooks, you'll find your next great read/listen with NoveList Plus.

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Omaha Area Obits

An index to obituaries and death notices in Omaha papers. Included are people whose item indicates that they may have lived within an hour to an hour and a half away from Omaha, but appeared in the Omaha newspapers.

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On-Demand Webcasts from the Junior Library Guild

Check out our binge-worthy collection of on-demand webcasts, featuring author interviews, editorial insight, book talks, and more. Recent favorites include a Q&A with Nikki Grimes, opens a new window (Ordinary Hazards), a fun chat with Jon Scieszka, opens a new window (Astronuts), and an author talk with 2019 Newbery Medalist Meg Medina, opens a new window (Merci Suárez Changes Gears). All on-demand webcasts are available in closed-captioning.

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OPL’s Top Shelf

OPL staff shared some of their favorite books published in the past year and explained why these titles made it to the top of the list. Explore these titles and find your next favorite read! Use filters to search by categories or keywords, or browse the covers to discover something new.

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Reference Solutions (ReferenceUSA) Library Card Required.

ReferenceUSA is now Reference Solutions. Reference Solutions is the premier source for information for reference and research. Reference Solutions helps users of all kinds search for jobs, research U.S. businesses, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people and more.

High-quality Information for researchers of all kinds, with profiles for over 59 million businesses and 310 million consumers across the U.S.

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Business counseling services to help entrepreneurs create and grow their businesses. SCORE is the leading source of ongoing small business counseling, business training workshops and online expert business resources in Omaha.

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T New! Library Card Required.

Use for free homework or career help from a live, online tutor or career coach between 2 - 9 pm. Upload homework or resumes for overnight review. In addition, the Skills Center is open 24/7 and offers thousands of worksheets, tutorials, study guides, practice tests, and more.

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US Major Daily Newspapers Library Card Required.

U.S. Major Dailies provides users with exclusive and preferred access to current content and significant archives dating back to 1980 from five of the nation’s most respected national and regional newspapers, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal, in full-text format.

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Value Line Library Card Required.

Provides online access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks

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Boost your child's learning with Vroom's fast and fun tips sent every day to your phone.

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Wirecutter is a product review website owned by The New York Times Company. The website tests and reviews the best tech, appliances, gear, and more.

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