Library Hours

Mon: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tues: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thurs: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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Free Tax Classes @ the Library

Tax Classes FreeWe Need Your Help!


Last year AARP in cooperation with the Morton-James Public library in Nebraska City began doing income tax returns for free.  There is no income limit or age restriction it is open to all tax payers.


To provide this service AARP and the IRS provide the software and computers, the library helps with scheduling and provides the space and internet access.  What we do need are volunteers to help prepare the returns.


As a way to increase our local volunteers and also to just provide general tax preparation education for interested people we will be conducting an income tax preparation class at the Morton-James Public Library on Tuesday Nights from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for 8 weeks. The course will provide training in Federal Income Tax preparation and is free to all who attend.


You do not have to attend every class, but it is helpful for us to know which classes you plan to attend. To register you may call the Morton-James Public Library at 402-873-5609 or contact Jim Webster at 402-209-1960 and leave a message with you name and a call back number.

[Tuesday Night Class Curriculum]

Library Card Month


Pirate Party

Pirate Party

Mermaid Party

Mermaid Party

Escape Room Challenge

Challenge Escape Room

 Visit the escape room website @ for additional details, find out what team has the best time or did the Zombies take over the city. 

Used Book Store

Used Book Store Used Book Store


Open During Regular Library Hours 


Freewill Donation


The used book store is located on the lower level of the library. 


Library Sponsor

Be a Morton-James Public Library Sponsor.

Fill out the form and return to the library with your donation.

Library Sponsor Form


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Watt Detectors

Watt Detector


Now you can cut your energy costs and find out what appliances are actually worth keeping plugged in. Simply connect your appliances to the Kill A WattEZ™, and it will assess how efficient they really are. Large LCD display will count consumption by the Killowatt-hour, same as your local utility. 


  • The units are available for a 7 day checkout with one renewal.
  • A valid library card and signed borrowing agreement are required for checkout.


GPS Units Available

Would you like to try geocaching?  The library has 6 GPS units available for garmin_etrex_h.jpgcheckout.


Required For Checkout:

  • A Valid Library Card In Good Standing 
  • Signed Borrowing Agreement


Checkout Policy:

  • Checkout Period of 7 Days - One Renewal
  • Overdue Fines of $1.00 Per Day
  • Must Return GPS Units to a Circulation Desk


For more general information on geocaching visit - 

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