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Nebraska State Historical Society


The Library / Archives of the Nebraska State Historical Society safeguards the documentary heritage of Nebraska so that it can be used by all researchers. Collections include books and other published works; newspapers; maps; photographs; government records; papers of individuals, businesses, organizations, and religious bodies; sound recordings, and moving images. You are invited to learn more about these collections and the services Library and Archives provides for you.

Search Library / Archives Catalogs

Other Databases are available


  • Library Materials
  • Government Records
  • Manuscript Collections
  • Moving Images
  • Photographs
  • Sound Recordings
  • Nebraska Treasures virtual exhibit


  • Using the Library
  • Map of Library
  • Library Services by Mail
  • Ordering Marriage Recordsnew
  • Fees for Copies and Special Access
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Library / Archives Publications
  • Lectures
  • Consultations
  • Tours


  • Hastings Regional Center Cemetery Records
  • Digital Imaging Laboratory
  • SHRAB (State Historical Records Advisory Board)
  • Mexican American Traditions in Nebraska Project
  • Nebraska Newspaper Project
  • Microfilming Partnership with LDS

How You Can Help   

  • Volunteering
  • Internships
  • Donating materials
  • Financial contributions


  • Museum Store items related to Library/Archives collections


Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 - 4:00
Saturday, 8:00 - 5:00, limited service
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Changes to Saturday Reference Room Hours are Coming Soon

Starting November 3rd, 2015, the Reference Room will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm.

The Library is closed all state holidays and on some holiday weekends. The state holidays are: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Arbor Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day & day after, and Christmas Day. It is advisable to check with the Reference Room for the current schedule of open hours before arriving to do research.

Library / Archives
Nebraska State Historical Society
1500 "R" Street
P.O. Box 82554
Lincoln, Nebraska 68501
Telephone: 402-471-4751
Fax: 402-471-8922

Using the Library

  • Registration
  • Card Catalog
  • Stacks
  • Photocopy services



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