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E-Rate 2001 Funding Recipients


Nebraska Libraries Receive Support for Information Technology

One hundred one public libraries in Nebraska were awarded $210,092.10 in discounts on their 2001  telecommunications costs through a program known as e-rate. E-rate is a federally-managed program that promotes growth and development in the use of telecommunications in schools and libraries.

Public libraries applied for discounts on basic telephone service, monthly Internet service, and installation of new services such as wiring, cabling, hubs, routers, and servers to provide faster and better connections to the Internet. (See the following complete list of libraries, funding amounts, and discount percentages.)

An Information Age update to the time-honored concept of universal service, funding for the universal service discounts comes from the telecommunications industry. The level of discounts schools and libraries are eligible to receive depends on economic need and location, rural or urban. The Schools and Libraries Universal Service Program was established as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to provide affordable access to telecommunications services for all eligible schools and libraries, particularly those in rural and inner-city areas.

The Nebraska Library Commission provides education, training, and consultation services to Nebraska library staff to assist with E-rate applications. For more information about E-rate support in Nebraska, see our E-rate webpage. For more information about the E-rate program, see the Schools and Libraries Program website.

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E-Rate Support for Nebraska Libraries Dollar Amount
of Discounted Funds
Internet
Access
Discount
Telcomm Services
Discount
Discount Percentage
Ainsworth Public Library $659.24   X 70
Alice M. Farr Library $749.66 X X 57
Alliance Public Library $4,099.10 X X 60
Arapahoe Public Library $656.78 X X 60
Ashland Public Library $452.38 X X 60
Atkinson Public Library $1,156.34 X X 70
Auburn Memorial Library $431.57   X 60
Baright Public Library $1,509.62   X 20
Bartley Public Library $649.73   X 69
Battle Creek Public Library $2,948.08 X X 54
Beatrice Public Library $2,707.48   X 57
Blair Public Library $72.90 X X 50
Bloomfield Public Library $6,326.80   X 70
Blue Hill Public Library $648.00   X 60
Bruun Memorial Library $700.21 X X 65
Butler Memorial Library $801.44 X X 70
Cedar Rapids Public Library $788.76 X X 70
Chadron Public Library $1,052.90 X X 58
Clay Center Public Library $581.46 X X 50
Crawford Public Library $820.80   X 72
Creighton Public Library $1,158.44 X X 70
Crete Public Library $3,361.02 X X 65
Culbertson Public Library $433.92 X X 64
Davenport Public Library $380.55 X X 59
Deshler Public Library $463.87 X X 64
Eastern Library System $1,398.67 X X 44
Elkhorn Public Library $3,678.78 X X 38
Emerson Public Library $353.82 X X 60
Fairfield Public Library $916.50 X X 65
Fairmont Public Library $760.30 X X 61
Fullerton Public Library $1,201.20   X 70
Garfield County Library $718.62 X X 70
Geneva Public Library $1,103.12 X X 61
Genoa Public Library $745.00   X 65
Gibbon Township Library $383.12 X X 65
Goodall City Library $1,544.70   X 57
Gordon Public Library $1,679.29 X X 71
Grand Island Public Library $8,205.48 X X 69
Graves Public Library $192.78   X 60
Gretna Public Library $1,256.88   X 40
Hastings Memorial Library $369.56   X 56
Hastings Public Library $3,867.49 X X 64
Hebron Secrest Library $1,235.74 X X 62
Hoesch Memorial Public Library $1,036.80   X 60
Holdrege Public Library System $7,589.49 X X 56
Hooper Public Library $468.85 X X 61
House Memorial Library $856.80   X 60
Hruska Public Library $673.92   X 65
Imperial Public Library $8,300.00 X X 50
Indianola Public Library $580.93 X   66
Jensen Memorial Library $1,267.20   X 55
John A Stahl Library $1,186.78 X X 60
John Rogers Memorial Library $415.80   X 63
Karlen Memorial Library $953.57 X X 70
Kearney Public Library $8,859.25 X X 62
Keene Memorial Library $4,433.48 X X 61
Lincoln City Libraries $16,913.31 X X 52
Lydia Bruun Woods Memorial Library $1,959.05 X X 69
Lyons Public Library $1,531.53 X X 65
Meadow Grove Public Library $794.38 X X 60
Meridian Library System $1,703.76 X X 62
Morrill Public Library $265.24 X X 75
Morton James Public Library $1,171.00   X 52
Nebraska Library Commission $8,999.76 X X 52
Nelson Public Library $345.32 X X 27
Newman Grove Public Library $956.75   X 74
Nigel Sprouse Memorial Library $456.53 X X 65
North Bend Public Library $636 X X 53
Oakdale Public Library $279.97 X X 42
Omaha Public Library $42,574.38   X 63
Orchard Public Library $369.12   X 80
Ord Township Library $257.00 X X 63
Panhandle Library System $202.30   X 70
Pawnee City Public Library $909.30 X X 70
Plattsmouth Public Library $1,409.08   X 57
Republican Valley Library System $945.60   X 61
Rock County Library $1,396.75 X X 70
Scribner Public Library $692.61 X X 60
Seward Public Library $1,496.98 X X 53
Shelby Public Library $378.00   X 60
Shelton Township Public Library $2,232.49 X X 66
Southeast Library System $1,890.72 X X 52
South Sioux City Public Library $8,207.36 X X 56
Springfield Public Library $979.57 X X 40
Stanton Public Library $475.20 X X 60
Stromsburg Public Library $648.00 X X 50
Superior Public Library $805.66 X X 65
Syracuse Public Library $285.60   X 50
Talmage Public Library $345.80 X X 65
Tecumseh Public Library $557.28   X 54
Tekamah Public Library $324.00   X 54
Tilden Public Library $1,169.88 X X 65
Trenton Public Library $476.70   X 76
Valentine Public Library $1,075.20   X 70
Valley Public Library $48.00   X 20
Verdigre Public Library $1,260.52 X X 74
Wayne Public Library $529.67   X 56
Webermeier Memorial Library $698.64 X X 50
Weeping Water Public Library $483.00 X X 50
Wisner Public Library $839.58 X X 70
Yutan Public Library $270.86   X 60
Total Number of Nebraska Libraries Participating Total
Discounted
Funds
Total
Internet Access Discounts
Total
Telcomm Services Discounts
Average
Discount Percentage
101 $210,092.10 66 99 59.89

For more information, contact Christa Burns.