Morton-James Public Library is currently working under an alternative service model to accommodate COVID-19 health safety measures.  Patrons should reserve materials online or by phone. Library staff will pull the items for patrons and have them ready for pick up from the South entrance lobby in a bag with the patron’s last name attached.

The Library will be open for pick-ups Monday-Thursday 9:00-6:00 and Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Closed Saturdays.

New books and new books on CD are available to browse in the Kimmel Gallery. A mask and use of hand sanitizer is required to browse.

Please return all materials in the outdoor drop box.

Effective immediately there will be a delay checking in returned items.

For the protection of the community returned items will be quarantined for 7 days. There will be no fines issued to items in quarantine.

One computer station is available for 30 minutes per day by appointment only. Call 402-873-5609 or email  This allows staff time to sanitize the work station properly between appointments.

Until further notice there is no copy machine access. The Library Wi-fi can be accessed from our parking lot area 24 hours a day.

Click here for instructions on how to reserve materials online.

Upcoming in-person programming has been cancelled.

Please call 402-873-5609 if you have book or film requests or need assistance in accessing the databases and other online features. Reach Library Staff via email for your questions or requests as well,

The Morton-James Public Library offers many services that can be accessed online. Click here to learn how to access these features.

The Nebraska Library Commission, the Nebraska Regional Library Systems, and Reader Zone are joining forces to offer the Nebraska 1K Reading Challenge for all ages.

Every Nebraskan that reads 1,000 minutes in August and records it in Reader Zone will receive an exclusive vinyl sticker and be entered into a drawing for a new waterproof, 32 GB Kindle Paperwhite. Two Kindles will be given away to Challenge Winners and their libraries will also receive a matching Kindle.

Download and install the app “Reader Zone” to your mobile device, then use the code NEB1K to participate!

Census 2020

We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the @uscensusbureau to
support the #2020Census! As a partner, we’ll be working to ensure that our community is accurately represented. To learn about the upcoming census, visit


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