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ABCmouse Home Access New! Library Card Required.

ABCmouse's Early Learning Academy is now available to use from home! With over 10,000 interactive learning activities, helps children ages 2-8+ learn the fundamentals of reading, math, beginning science, art, music, and more. 

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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. 

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Booklist Reader

Check out Booklist Reader, a new digital magazine for library patrons of all ages! Each month a themed issue features diverse content, including top 10 lists, must reads, interviews with and articles by top writers and illustrators, and adult, youth, and audio recommendations for all who love to read.

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BookPage Online

BookPage is a great discovery tool for readers, highlighting the best new books across all genres. You will also find author interviews and other literary features.

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Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm Library Card Required.

Access the digital microfilm from the Chicago Tribune. The full-page images of this digitized newspaper provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with cover-to-cover access to recent newspaper content. Every page is full-text searchable. Coverage: 1996 - today.


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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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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 only be viewed at the Genealogy Room, 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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Fold3 Databases New! Library Card Required.

Fold3® features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records.

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Freegal Music Mobile Apps Music Library Card Required.

Freegal Music is our free digital music service that gives you access to 15+ million songs from 200+ genres, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. The collection also features music videos and audiobooks. Streaming is unlimited and you can download up to 4 DRM-free songs each week. You can also create and save playlists and share them with others.

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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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Kanopy Video New! Library Card Required.

Stream more than 30,000 independent and international films as well as documentaries and other educational entertainment through Kanopy from any computer, television, mobile device, or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku.

Every cardholder has 30 tickets per month to watch films.

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Kanopy Kids New! Library Card Required.

Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. The platform includes developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls.

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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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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 Business Development Center

The Nebraska Business Development Center offers one-on-one business counseling at no-charge to Nebraska entrepreneurs and business owners. They offer a number of services to help start and grow businesses. Examples include support with business plans, market research, exporting/importing strategy, government contracting, technology commercialization, and more.

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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. 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. 
  • Login or register to activate your subscription.
  • Create a account with Google, Facebook, or your email address.
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New York Times Cooking Magazines & Newspapers

New York Times Cooking is an inspiring cooking guide, innovative and interactive kitchen tool, and diverse recipe collection that helps home cooks of every level discover, save and organize the world’s best recipes, while also helping them become better, more competent cooks. Access The New York Times Cooking online or via the mobile app. When the 24-hour license expires, return to this page to checkout another one. 

Logging in to New York Times Cooking:

  • Click the "Redeem" link on the next page to access New York Times Cooking online and the mobile app. 
  • Login or register to activate your subscription.
  • Create a account with Google, Facebook, or your email address.
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New York Times Games & Crossword Magazines & Newspapers

Times Games have captivated solvers since the launch of the Crossword in 1942. Engaging word and visual games stimulate and keep the mind sharp. Games are available on the web and NYT App; Crossword and Spelling Bee are available in the Crossword App.

Access The New York Times Games online or via mobile apps. When the 24-hour license expires, return to this page to checkout another one. 

Logging in to

  • Click the "Redeem" link on the next page to access the Games on or the New York Times mobile app or Crossword app on iOS and Android. 
  • Login or register to activate your subscription.
  • Create a account 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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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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OverDrive Magazines New! Library Card Required.

OverDrive offers instant access to the latest issues of your favorite magazines including Us Weekly, The New Yorker, The Economist, National Geographic, and Family Tree. All OverDrive magazines are always available with no wait lists or holds to manage.

OverDrive magazines are free and easy to access from home or on the go. You can read OverDrive magazines in the browser or with Libby (iOS or Android) using your library card and PIN.

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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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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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