Questions most often asked as people learn more about the Central Library project
Please help the Lincoln City Libraries assess how well the downtown Bennett Martin Public Library and the seven Branch Libraries are currently meeting your needs. This survey will assist us in identifying strategic areas for investment and improvement.
The links listed on this page help to inform Trustees and others about central libraries in other cities, library services throughout the United States and the world, and a variety of topics that relate to the Central Library Vision and Concept Study. Photos of some of these libraries are available on our Central Library Project Board on Pinterest.
United States and Canada:
Library Journal’s New Landmark Libraries, 2016 (academic libraries)
Austin Public Library (in construction)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada (in construction)
Wichita Public Library (in construction)
Library of Birmingham (UK):
Helsinki Public Library (Finland): Building a new central library scheduled to open in 2017
Aarhus Public Library (Denmark): Urban Mediaspace (central library)
Innovative Spaces and Services
Do Space (Omaha)
Capital Improvement Program FY 2016/17-2021/22: Lincoln City Libraries (City of Lincoln Planning Department)
2012 Public Online Survey Results:
2003 Bennett Martin Public Library Space Needs & Facility Study:
A Look Back:
This 1940 (silent) film about the services and facilities of Lincoln’s Libraries was recently rediscovered in the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors at the Bennett Martin Public Library. Enjoy this look at our history! The film runs about 20 minutes.