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Nebraska Early Learning Library

About the Library

The Nebraska Early Learning Library houses thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, scientific journals, assessments, and curriculum materials that address subjects such as early childhood care and education, child development, parents and families, children with special needs, arts and curriculum support and more. The library is open to the public, including child care providers, early childhood educators, child care directors, elementary school teachers, trainers, parents, early childhood administrators, early childhood experts, and anyone else who impacts the lives of children and their families.

Services & Resources

  • Assessment materials for child care home and center providers as well as assessments for individual children
  • Hundreds of activity and curriculum books
  • Materials for independent study — a great way to earn pre-service and in-service hours at no cost!
  • Free shipping and return of books and other materials
  • Coming soon:  A Technology and Research Center that will consist of work spaces with computers available for research needs, help with NECPRS, etc.

How to Use the Library

The Nebraska Early Learning Library offers access to its resources both in-person and online. Visitors have the option to check out up to three items for a period of three weeks.

For online users, the library has an online catalogue where items can be searched for and checked out. To request an item, simply click on the “Request Hold” button. If you require shipping of your requested item, please indicate so by typing “ship to” and providing the desired mailing address in the “Comments” field of the Hold Request Form. Please contact us for assistance.

New Titles

Introduction to Play

Jane Waters-Davies

The Young Child & Mathematics

Angela Chan Turrou, Nicholas C. Johnson, Meagan L. Franke


Robin Chappele Thompson, PhD and Michelle Kay Compton, MA

Crying and Laughing

Donna Wittmer, PhD, and Deanna W. Clauson


Physical Location

6949 S. 110th St., La Vista, NE 68128
2nd Floor

Online Catalogue

PC Website
Phone/Tablet Website


The library is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT
The library is closed on all State and Federal holidays.


Nebraska Early Learning Library


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Updated June 1, 2023 10:02am