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Saline County and rural Crete - Patrons residing within the following areas will not be charged for a library card: Saline County residents and rural Crete addresses that reside outside of Saline County.

Non-Resident - Patrons who do not live within the two areas listed above will be required to purchase an annual non-resident library card for $30.00 per year. Cards may be obtained on an individual basis or as a family. 

Proof of identification and address:

  • Adult patrons are required to show proof of identification and current address with a driver’s license or some other picture I.D.
  • Children 15 years old and younger must have a parent’s signature on their application, along with their parents’ driver’s license number and address verification.
  • Patrons may be asked to bring a piece of mail that they have received at their current address to verify that address.  

Service to library patrons will not be denied or abridged because of gender, age, religion, race, social, economic, or political status. 

Crete Public Library patrons can pay the following online using the Payport system from the State of Nebraska: overdue fines, material replacement fees, and non resident fees. Make an online library payment


Borrowing Materials

The Crete Public Library provides access to more than 27,000 print and audio visual resources. These include adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction books, audio books, DVDs and videos, large print books, newspapers and magazines. The Library also provides access to eBooks and audiobooks through OverDrive. A variety of databases are also available for patron use. Microfilm records of past and present area newspapers are also available for viewing and printing

  • Present your library card when checking out materials.
  • Individual card holders may borrow up to twenty items from the library at one time. Patrons with a family card may borrow up to forty items.
  • Books, magazines, audio books, cake pans and DVDs may be checked out for two weeks.
  • DVDs are limited to eight per household.
  • Books, magazines, audio books and DVDs all have a seven-day grace period that follows their due date during which no fines accrue.
  • Material may be renewed as long as there have been no other requests for it. Generally, a maximum of two renewals is allowed, but this is determined on a case by case basis.