Resources & Reference Materials
View the historical images in the OPL digital image collection. More content is being digitized all the time, so check back often!
Omaha Public Library has a long history. An Omaha Library Association was established in 1857 but, lacking funds, failed in 1860. After…
The collection is notable for the many rare views it provides of scenes not often documented in early photographs, including poor areas
Directories & Documents
Omaha phone books from 1920-present are available in the Nebraska Reference collection at the Genealogy & Local History Room.
Ever wonder what people did before online indexes? They used clipping files! Most articles are from the Omaha World-Herald.
A large collection of microfilms from the Family History Library are available for viewing in the Genealogy & Local History Room.
Located in the Genealogy Room and organized by surname, this contains papers and clippings relating to families around the country.
The library has marriage records for several Nebraska counties on microfilm at the Genealogy & Local History Room.
Index to an extensive local funeral pamphlet collection held at the Genealogy & Local History Room.
This unique source is a microfilm copy of papers from the office of the Secretary of the Interior relating to wagon roads from 1857-1887