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| established = 1872
| num_branches = 12
| collection_size = 1,477,593 <ref name="">[ Omaha Public Library] Nebraska Library Commission Library Database</ref>
| pop_served = 265,806 register users
| budget = $10,693,926
Of the 12 libraries in the system, the [[W. Dale Clark Library]] currently houses the largest collection, including 7,000 genealogy books; 2,000 photos of the 1898 [[Trans-Mississippi International Exposition]]; a [[cuneiform]] collection; thousands of old postcards; and a rich collection of Omaha and Nebraska history resources.<ref name="Omaha Public Library"/>
[[Mildred L. Batchelder|Mildred L. Batchelder]], Namesake of the [[ALA]] award given to the publisher of a translated children's book was formerly a librarian at an Omaha Library. One of her stated goals in her work, which was encouraging the translation of children's books from around the world, was "to eliminate barriers to understanding between people of different cultures, races, nations, and languages."
The Omaha Public Library is governed by a nine member [[board of directors]]. These people are appointed by the [[mayor of Omaha]] and confirmed by the Omaha City Council. Terms are for 3 years with the next appointment occurring May 31, 2012 <ref name=""/>. The Board of Directors meet every third Wednesday of the month at different branches throughout the system. Meetings are open to the public and the agenda and minutes are posted on the Omaha Public Library website <ref>[ Board of Directors] Omaha Public Library</ref>.