Library cards are free to residents of Douglas County, Nebraska. 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.
To get a library card, apply on our website for an eCard or come into any library with your photo I.D. If your I.D. doesn't have your current address, bring along a legal document with your name and current address on it, or a piece of mail dated in the last 30 days.
For anyone age 18 or below, a parent or guardian must also be listed on the application. For anyone age 13 or below, a parent or legal guardian must sign the application or a parent signature must be returned later if the parent is not present at the time of application.
To receive a library card:
- Fill out an application in person at any Omaha Public Library Location or
- Download the application form (pdf), fill it out and bring it into any location.
Residents of Douglas County can get an eCard by registering online. An eCard provides instant access to online resources, eBooks, eAudiobooks and other eMedia. It has limited borrowing privileges of physical items and may be used to place a limited number of holds on items. Patrons who already have a regular library card do not need an eCard.