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About NebraskAccess
NebraskAccess links to four services of the Nebraska Library Commission:
Databases for Nebraskans
(available to Nebraska residents)

NebraskAccess provides Nebraska residents with free 24/7 access to premium databases containing thousands of full text popular magazine and journal articles; primary source documents; genealogical, health, legal, small business, and science resources; reading recommendations; and research resources for K-12 students.

These databases are available through three access pages within NebraskAccess: the All NebraskAccess Databases page links to everything and provides the broadest, most robust search experience; the High School Databases page and the Elementary/Middle School Databases page each link to a subset of databases selected and customized to meet the typical research needs of high school and elementary/middle school students.

Accessing the Databases

Purchased databases are available to Nebraska residents only. Nebraska public and academic library customers, as well as students in schools throughout Nebraska, can take advantage of these resources. See a list of registered libraries and schools at:

Nebraska residents may access the purchased databases from home or work using a NebraskAccess password, or their Nebraska Driver's License or State Identification numbers. Driver's license and state ID numbers will only be used to prove Nebraska residency, in compliance with the license agreements governing database use, not to personally identify residents using NebraskAccess. The number used to log in to NebraskAccess will not be captured or stored on Nebraska Library Commission servers.

See the NebraskAccess Login Options page for additional access information.


NebraskAccess, formerly known as the Nebraska Statewide Database Program, began in 1998 with a $400,000 state appropriation. Since then the Nebraska Library Commission has purchased annual statewide access to a variety of databases, on behalf of Nebraska libraries and residents, with funding from the State of Nebraska and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Nebraska Library Commission's cost for licensing these resources for the 2022-2023 year is $529,598 saving individual Nebraska communities thousands of dollars.

Websites Selected by Librarians
(available to all site visitors)
NebraskAccess also offers ALL site visitors access to a directory of topically arranged Nebraska-related websites evaluated and compiled by Nebraska Library Commission reference librarians. Topics include living and working in the state; researching Nebraska government, history and genealogy; planning a Nebraska visit or exploring the state; finding services, entertainment, and education; and answers to questions people frequently ask our reference librarians.
Nebraska Memories
(available to all site visitors)
Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Since 2004, more than thirty participating institutions have contributed over 5,600 images of photographs, negatives, postcards, documents, and memorabilia. The Nebraska Library Commission helps libraries, museums and historical societies to scan items and create metadata records. Several individuals have also donated materials for the project. Nebraska Memories is funded in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services as well as state funding through the Nebraska Library Commission.
Nebraska State Agency Publications
(available to all site visitors)
Thousands of online Nebraska state government documents, mostly in PDF format, can be accessed via the Nebraska State Agency Publications Online. Access is provided through links to various state agency publications, documents hosted by the Nebraska Library Commission, and Nebraska Public Documents, a searchable database of historical Nebraska government reports spanning the late 19th and early 20th centuries, hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Love Library. The Library Commission Online Catalog also includes records for state publications available for loan.
Nebraska Library Commission
The Nebraska Library Commission's mission is statewide promotion, development, and coordination of library and information services. As the state library agency, the Commission advocates for the library and information service needs of all Nebraskans. Visit the Nebraska Library Commission website for more information.

Brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission, with funding from the State of Nebraska and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.