Sump Memorial Library’s Policies.

LIBRARY MISSION STATEMENT: The Sump Memorial Library provides access to materials and services to help community residents meet their personal, educational, and leisure needs. The library serves as the technology and information access center for the community. Special emphasis is placed on popular materials, supporting students at the kindergarten through high school academic levels and stimulating preschoolers’ interests in reading and learning.

PRIMARY LIBRARY ROLES: Electronic Information and Access Center, Popular Materials Center, Education Support Center, Preschoolers’ Door to Learning.


A multitude of Adult and Youth Programs are available. Please check our Hours & Events page to see what’s coming up!

Award Winning Children’s Books

 Nebraska’s Golden Sower AwardNewberry MedalCaldecott Medal


Computers with Internet access running Windows 7 with Microsoft Office Professional 2010, Movie Maker, & Picasa are available. Time-restricted and content-filtered PCs are available for public use. Members have access to PCs and scanners in the Lab that are not time-restricted and unfiltered. Use of Lab PCs is restricted to members ages 18 and above. Members ages 15-17 may use the Lab PCs if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or have a cyberlicense on file.

Free wireless Internet access (WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) is available for public use.

Computer printers and copiers, black & white only, are available at a cost of 20¢/page. The library also has HP ePrint & Apple Airprint for tablets & smart phones.

Sending faxes is free but must be to a local or toll-free number. Receiving faxes cost 20¢/page. Documents can also be scanned and sent to an email address for free.

A Microfiche/Microfilm reader/printer is available for public use. Copies of the Papillion Times newspaper from December 10th, 1874 through March 27th, 2003 are available for viewing.

Need help saving energy and money? Kill-A-Watt watt detectors from O.P.P.D. are available for checkout! The watt detector will measure the power consumption of your electrical appliances in use and idle so you know what their true energy costs are.

Interlibrary Loan

All requests are placed in a nationwide search and are filled at the discretion of the lending library. Requests may take a few days to several weeks to be processed. A $3.00 non-refundable processing fee is charged for each interlibrary loan request. Fines for overdue materials are $1.00 per day and materials that are not picked up or cancelled will be charged a handling fee of $3.00. Lost or damaged materials will be charged according to the fees set by the lending library.

Study & Meeting Rooms

Individual Study Rooms on the north side of the library are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Meeting room space is provided for library programs and other public meetings of an informational, educational, cultural or civic nature. Library sponsored programs have the highest priority followed by government and then not-for-profit organizations. Permission to use meeting rooms does not in any way constitute an endorsement of the group’s policies or beliefs by the Library Board or Staff. No admission fees may be charged by individuals or groups using the meeting rooms. However, fees may be approved to cover costs of materials for short-term classes or workshops.

Each group must have a contact person to sign the meeting room policy, request and application.

Meeting room configurations must be put back the way they were found.

No meeting rooms shall be used for commercial purposes or political campaigns.

  • Meeting Room 50: contains 50 chairs and 8 tables. It has a sink, dry erase boards, projection screen, projector and a DVD player with an audio system.
  • Meeting Room 25: contains 25 chairs and 4 tables, dry erase boards and a projection screen.
  • Meeting Room 8: contains 8 chairs around a conference table.

Two large LCD TVs on carts with DVD/VCR players and computer interfaces are available for use in any of our meeting rooms.

Group Tours

Group tours can be scheduled by contacting the library.