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 the 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 (2020-21 Annual Report)
-15,104 visitors walked through the Library’s doors for material pick up. The Library Building was closed to the public.
-The Library’s collection contains 53,860 items including books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and telescopes. Plus an extensive collection (Overdrive) of downloadable e-books, audios, magazines and streaming film service (Kanopy) is accessible with a MJP Library card.
-38,938 items were borrowed from the Library.
-Library members saved $370,732 by checking out instead of purchasing.