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April 20, 2015 by Webmaster

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Pat Leach
(402) 441-8510
e-mail address

Assistant Director
Julee Hector
(402) 441-8511
e-mail address

Administrative Aide
Barbara Hansen
(402) 441-8512
e-mail address
Youth Services
Vicki Wood
(402) 441-8565
e-mail address
Polley Music Library
Music Librarian
Carolyn Dow
(402) 441-8527
e-mail address
Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors
Erin Willis
(402) 441-8516
e-mail address
Outreach Services
Interlibrary Loan
(402) 441-8537
e-mail address

Home Outreach by Mail
(402) 441-8537
e-mail address
Support Services
Tammy Teasley
(402) 441-8593
e-mail address
Virtual Services
Rod Cummings
(402) 441-8522
e-mail address

Peter Jorgensen
(402) 441-8587
e-mail address
Branch Managers
Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street, 68508, (402) 441-8500
South Branch Library, 2675 South Street, 68502, (402) 441-8570
Julie Beno
(402) 441-8535
e-mail address

Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Avenue, 68507, (402) 441-8540
Bethany Branch Library, 1810 N. Cotner Boulevard, 68505, (402) 441-8550
Kim Shelley
(402) 441-8542
e-mail address

Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street, 68521, (402) 441-4250
Williams Branch Library, 5000 Mike Scholl Street, 68524, (402) 441-8580
Bookmobile, (402) 441-8545
Sheila Jacobs
(402) 441-4252
e-mail address

Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street, 68506, (402) 441-8560
Brenda Ealey, Branch Manager
(402) 441-8562
e-mail address

Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th Street, 68512, (402) 441-4460
Jodene Glaesemann
(402) 441-4462
e-mail address

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Library Board of Trustees

April 17, 2015 by pjorgensen

The Library Board of Trustees is a group of seven citizens to whom the administration of the public library is entrusted. The Board of Trustees of the Lincoln City Libraries is an administrative board appointed by the Lincoln City Council. It is the trustees' obligation to work toward improvement in library services through well-trained staff and efficient use of funds; to support adequate funding for good library service; and to promote the best possible use of all library resources.

The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees has embarked on a "Central Library Vision and Concept Study" and has adopted this Position Statement. Here are articles and columns regarding the need for a new Central Library.

Board members

E-mail can be sent to individual Board members using the addresses given below, or to the Board as a whole at

Herb Friedman, President
Term: 2011-2018

Donna Marvin, Vice-President
Term: 2012-2016

Marthaellen Florence, Treasurer
Term 2011-2013

Kathy McKillip
Term: 2009-2014

Lowell Berg
Term: 2014-2015

Herb Schimek
Term: 2010-2017

Carol Speicher
Term: 2012-2019

Board meetings

The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees meets the third Tuesday of each month. From time to time it may become necessary to reschedule meetings. If circumstances make it prudent and necessary in any one month, the regular meeting of the Board may be rescheduled with the approval of at least four members of the Board, following notification of all seven Board members. Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the President, or when a request is made to the President by three Board members. Unless otherwise noted, the meetings are held at 8:00 AM and in the Board Room of the Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th & N Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska. The following is a list of the meeting dates:

2015 Schedule

The proposed agenda is kept continually current and available for inspection at the Administrative Office of the Bennett Martin Public Library, but the Board shall have the right to modify the agenda at said public meeting when convened. Requests for sign language interpreters will require a minimum of 48 hours advance notice to the Library Director, (402)441-8510.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas and Minutes from Library Board meetings are kept on this site for one year. Earlier minutes (from May 9, 1944 to current) are available in the Library's Administrative Offices during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM).

The Agendas and Minutes on this site are PDF files, which require the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader. Help for viewing these files is available.

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
April 21, 2015 Agenda pending
March 17, 2015 Agenda Minutes
February 17, 2015 Agenda Minutes
January 20, 2015
Agenda Minutes
December 16, 2014 Agenda Minutes
November 18, 2014 Agenda Minutes
October 21, 2014 Agenda Minutes
September 16, 2014 Agenda Minutes
August 19, 2014 Agenda Minutes
July 15, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 17, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 10, 2014 Agenda Minutes
May 20, 2014 Agenda Minutes
April 15, 2014 Agenda Minutes
Board Policies

The Library Board is responsible for making policy decisions concerning the employment of the Library Director, materials selection, public rules and regulations, library development, budget, fundraising, public relations, and relationships with other librararies and educational institutions.

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Bookmobile Service

February 18, 2015 by pjorgensen

Lied Bookmobile
Lincoln City Libraries' Lied Bookmobile provides individualized library service to a diverse population throughout Lincoln and Lancaster County. The Lied Bookmobile focuses service delivery to four main areas:

  • County towns and cities
  • Youth with emphasis on children at risk
  • Seniors
  • Areas in Lincoln not close to existing libraries

The Lied Bookmobile Schedule gives the locations, times and lengths of the Lied Bookmobile stops. The Lied Bookmobile visits regular stops every two weeks. Holiday closings are listed at the bottom of the schedule. In case of stop cancellation due to weather or mechanical difficulties, due dates will be adjusted. The schedule for March through May is now available.

Map of Lied Bookmobile stops
Blue markers show stops for Route A; yellow markers show stops for Route B; check the schedule for specific dates and times.

View Lincoln City Libraries Lied Bookmobile Stops in a larger map

The Lied Bookmobile carries adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction, magazines, DVDs and videos, audiobooks on tape and CD, computer games, and large print titles.

Requests for items not currently on the Lied Bookmobile can be made by placing holds through the library's online catalog, by calling any library location, or by submitting titles to Lied Bookmobile staff. Please allow several days before your stop for items to reach the Lied Bookmobile when placing holds.

Other Lied Bookmobile Information:

The Lied Bookmobile carries adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction, magazines, DVDs and videos, audiobooks, music CDs, video games, and large-print titles.

Please bring your library card with you to check out items at the Lied Bookmobile.

Most items on the Lied Bookmobile are loaned for a 4-week period, with one renewal allowed.To renew, stop in or call any Lincoln City Libraries branch, or call the library's automated telephone renewal line at 402-441-8506. You can also view your library record, place holds, and renew items through the library's online catalog.

For further information on the Lied Bookmobile, call 402-441-8545.


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Pathfinder - Small Business

October 23, 2014 by sdc
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Small Business Pathfinder
posted October 2009
created by Bob B.

How can we help you begin your research?

We'll be glad to look up information for you about Small Businesses -- or help you find what you need. Some examples:
  • An address or telephone number
  • The website for a company, name of the CEO,....
  • A list of all the businesses with more than 10 employees in Beatrice, or Hastings, or...
  • A list of motels and restaurants in Grand Island, or Nebraska City, or...
  • The cost of living in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Average pay rates for selected occupations in North Platte, or York, or...
  • Address and phone for the Chamber of Commerce in St. Joseph, MO, or...
  • The latest Consumer Price Index
  • Who has a certain telephone number or address
  • Income tax forms
We can copy and fax a limited number of pages to you, at $0.25 a page, or mail information to you.

We have high-speed Internet access at all libraries, at no charge for use and limited charges for printing. (Call for more information)

We also have wireless access at all Lincoln City Libraries

We have access to annual reports for major Nebraska businesses.

We have a large collection of material from the City of Lincoln -- annual reports, Comprehensive Plans, etc.

Give us a call or stop by!

Reference Services -- Bennett Martin Public Library -- Lincoln City Libraries -- Lincoln, Nebraska -- (402) 441-8530 -- e-mail:



Resources in Our Collection

Small business owners looking for suggestions on how to start or improve their business will find a wealth of material at the Lincoln City Libraries. Electronic databases full of relevant, up-to-date magazine and newspaper articles, print materials from well-known authors and research centers, and links to valuable, selected Internet websites provide both general and specific information on hundreds of topics, from taxes to licenses to marketing to training.

Electronic resources can be accessed 24/7 by anyone with a Lincoln City Libraries card. You can inquire about specific facts, figures, or addresses by phone or email or instant messaging. We can fax or mail you copies of forms, magazine articles, or other material. Most of the titles listed here can be checked out.



Laws and Taxes -- for example, Directories -- for example,
Magazines and Newsletters -- for example, How-To Books -- General -- for example,
How-To Books -- Specific Businesses -- for example,
In the News - On-Line Resources

The following subscription databases and/or themed webliographies on the Lincoln City Libraries site can be used to access numerous articles and/or links to additional resources about Small Businesses on-line. The databases are resources the library has purchased for your use -- they are not available through a simple Internet search. Use your library card number for access to these paid databases. The webliographies below list dozens of librarian-selected free Internet sites for a wide variety of subjects -- for example, the Small Business Administration and the Census Bureau [If you have difficulty accessing or using the databases, please contact the Reference Department at 441-8530 for assistance.]

Database: Magazine Article Search [Index of magazine/journal articles - most full-text]  
Database: eLibrary [Index of magazine/newspaper/radio articles - many full-text]
Database: New York Times [Database of articles from the NYT, 1999 to present]
Database: Reference USA [a nationwide business and residential phone directory]

* Please Note: The presence of a link on this site does not constitute an endorsement by Lincoln City Libraries.

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Main Library Homepage


This Research Pathfinder created in September 2009 bb -- Last updated in October 2014 sdc

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Reference Services

October 23, 2014 by sdc
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Recipient of the 2005 Better Business Bureau Resource Award !!
Local Reference Resources | Looking for a Good Read?

BMPL Reference Desk Ask a Librarian:
Send the Reference staff a question

Bennett Martin Public Library houses the central Reference Collection for the library system. A selection of essential reference materials are also available at each library branch to assist you with your informational needs.

Print out our latest Reference Services brochure! [Currently being revised] (The Reference Services brochure is provided here as a PDF file, which requires the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader. Help for viewing PDF files is available.)

Research Pathfinders

Local Reference Resources -- Files Compiled (mostly) by LCL Reference Staff

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Are you interested in the materials and resources available at the library about people, issues and events in the news? Click on the subject below for more information.

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If you're looking for the readers' services that used to reside here on the Reference Department page of the Lincoln City Libraries site...they've moved! We invite you to come visit BookGuide site, where our Readers Advisory staff members, both downtown and at the branches, are available to assist you in selecting material for your pleasure reading, using both printed and on-line resources. Browse our expanded selection of themed Booklists, Award-winners and Author Read-alikes. Check out the current New York Times Bestsellers Lists for hardback fiction and non-fiction. See what folks are reading in the current national Media Book Clubs like the Oprah Book Club and Today Show Book Club. Join one of our Book Talk or Book Discussion Groups in person, or join one of our Online Book Clubs and start receiving portions of books in your daily e-mail. Check out what the library staff are reading with our Staff Recommendations. Subscribe to our Books, Movies & More! newsletters -- receive reading and viewing recommendations in your e-mail. Submit your own Customer Reviews or Readerlists to share with other readers. Check out our Lincoln Journal Star's book review index.

Reference Department at Bennett Martin Public Library received the 2005 BBB Resource Award

Click Here to read about this special May 2005 event!

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