Lincoln City Libraries

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Lincoln City Libraries is the official public library system in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. There are eight total branches.

The main location is Bennett Martin Public Library in Lincoln's downtown area, which includes three floors and a basement. Bennett Martin is also home to Polley Music Library and the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors. The other library locations are the Victor E. Anderson, Arnold Heights, Bethany Branch, Loren Corey Eiseley, Charles H. Gere, Bess Dodson Walt and Dan A. Williams branches.


Lincoln City Libraries provides services to Lincoln and Lancaster County residents.

The library system owns over 880,000 items, which together allow yearly circulation totals to exceed three million checkouts. In addition to circulation, LCL provides youth, teen, and adult programming to its customers throughout the year.

Lincoln City Libraries was evaluated in 2003 by Dubberly Garcia Associates, who performed a customer and non-user survey. The survey concluded that nearly 86% of customers were either 'satisfied" or 'very satisfied' with the library. Dubberly Garcia Associates indicated this was the second highest score among twenty-one similarly sized library systems throughout the country. Additionally, Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings has often ranked Lincoln City Libraries as one of the top ten in the nation in its population category based on circulation, staff, materials and reference service.


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