The Nebraska Library Commission's collections include material on the history of libraries in the state of Nebraska, mainly libraries built with Carnegie grants. The collection also includes items from the 1930s related to the Nebraska Public Library Commission bookmobile, as well as items showcasing the history of Nebraska’s state institutions.
Nebraska Library Commission Rights Statement
The Nebraska Library Commission has created digital reproductions of some materials in its Archives and State Documents collections.
The Library Commission Archives are located at the Nebraska Library Commission, houses materials about the history and operations of the Commission and the libraries it has served since the agency's creation in 1901. The collection includes Commission biennial and annual reports, newsletters, documents related to Commission programs and departments, and photographs. The collection is available for use according to our Policies and Guidelines for Using Archival Materials at the Nebraska Library Commission.
Some publications in the Nebraska Documents Collection have been digitized and posted to the Nebraska State Government Publications Online web site as part of the Nebraska Publications Clearinghouse Program.
The materials housed in these collections may be protected under Title 17 of the United States Copyright Law. The Library Commission may not own the copyright or intellectual rights. Permission to use is given by Nebraska Library Commission as owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder for uses by others that go beyond simple linking from a web site to a digitized publication posted on the Library Commission's web site. The user is responsible for verifying copyright and gaining permission for use. Persons wishing to use digital reproductions created by the Nebraska Library Commission should
- Contact the state agency or copyright holder and obtain permission for uses beyond simple linking to the digitized version.
- Cite the publication properly. The purpose of citation is twofold: for proper credit, and to allow others to find and verify the information being cited. A citation includes, if applicable:
- title, author, date, and (where applicable) state agency responsible for the original document
- creator (Nebraska Library Commission or other agency) and URL of the digital reproduction
Researchers may use visual images from the Archives collection for private, educational and historical purposes, in publications, to display, or for other specific uses. Persons should provide appropriate credit for all material used in their research, publication, presentation, exhibition, or any other display in any media format, for example:
"Photograph Courtesy of Nebraska Library Commission"
"Used with Permission of Nebraska Library Commission, Lincoln, Nebraska"
State publications reproduced in digital format by the Library Commission are either not protected by copyright or permission has been granted to duplicate them on a form on file at the Library Commission containing the following statement: "Yes, I grant nonexclusive permission to the Publications Clearinghouse to reproduce the publications of this agency in microfiche and/or electronic format and distribute them to the public and to state depository libraries."
Historical Services Librarian
Nebraska Library Commission
1200 N. St., Suite 120
Lincoln, NE 68508-2023