923 1st Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410 | 402-873-5609 | Website | Facebook
Monday – Thursday: 9AM-6PM, Friday – Saturday: 9AM-5PM, Sunday: Closed
The Morton-James Public Library is located at Tenth and First Corso. The building was constructed in 1896-1897 of brick and stone. The buildings architectural style is a simplified Richardsonian Romanesque and was designed by the Omaha architectural firm of Fisher and Lawrie. John W. Steinhart started the construction of the facility in 1885. Joy Morton, son of J. Sterling Morton, provided the financial assistance for the library.
The mission of he Morton-James Public Library is to welcome and support all people in their enjoyment of reading and pursuit of lifelong learning. We strive to provide equal access to quality materials and services to meet the community’s informational, educational, recreational, and cultural needs through books, technology, programs and other resources. We believe in the freedom to read, to learn, and discover.
Library Facts (2016-2017 Annual Report)
-54,505 visitors walked through the library’s doors.
-The library’s collection contains 62,272 items including books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazine, newspapers, and telescopes.
-63,773 items were borrowed from the Library.
-Library members saved $970,535 by checking out instead of purchasing.