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Giveaways from the Nebraska Library Commission

A variety of books and videos are available to those visiting the Library Commission. Any Nebraska library is welcome to these books, including those titles listed below.

Books are available for free if picked up at the Library Commission, or they can be mailed to your library for a suggested donation of $3.00 per paperback or $4.00 per hardcover.

For more information or to reserve available titles, contact the Information Services Team

Some currently available library science titles: (Looking for fiction, children's books, poetry, or nonfiction?)


Title Author Format Copies
The Bloomsbury Review Booklover's Guide
Advice from booksellers, librarians, collectors, publishers and others on forming a home library. This is the first edition, copyright 1996.
by Patricia Wagner Paperback 1
Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations
This popular checklist format ensures no detail is overlooked. 2 editions are available: 1 copy of the third edition, copyright 1997, and 1 copy of the fourth edition, copyright 2001.
by William Sannwald Paperback
Developing an Outstanding Core Collection: a guide for libraries
Instructions on building an adult core collection and on maintaining and revitalizing an existing collection. This is the first edition, copyright 2002.
by Carol Alabaster Paperback 1
The Horror Readers' Advisory
The librarian's guide to vampires, killer tomatoes, and haunted houses. This is the first edition, copyright 2004.
by Becky Siegel Spratford and Tammy Hennigh Clausen Paperback 1
Libraries Connect Communities 3
A report to help libraries benchmark and advocate for technology resources. This is the first edition, copyright 2009.
edited by Larra Clark Paperback 1
Managing for Results: Effective Resource Allocation for Public Libraries
Identify key resources, make choices among different library priorities, and assign or reallocate resources to achieve results. This is the first edition, copyright 1999.
by Sandra Nelson, Ellen Altman, and Diane Mayo Paperback 1
The New Planning for Results: a Streamlined Approach
Essential steps necessary to draft a forward-looking plan for any public library, regardless of organizational structure or size. This is the second edition, copyright 2001.
by Sandra Nelson Paperback 1
Planning Library Buildings: a Select Bibliography
A bibliography of books and articles on library facility planning. This is the fourth edition, copyright 1994.
compiled by Anders Dahlgren and Erla Heyns Paperback 1
Romance Fiction: a Guide to the Genre
A reference book about popular romance fiction. This is the first edition, copyright 1999.
by Kristin Ramsdell Hardcover 1

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