Media Center

Special Notice

The Media Center will discontinue its services beginning July 1, 2018
You may either keep or return any books that you have checked-out. This offer does not apply to DVDs, kits and curriculum.
If you choose to keep any books, notify Whitney Bradley at wabradley@archomaha.org of the materials you would like to keep, and she will take them out of the Media Center catalog.Please, return all DVDs, kits and curriculum as well as all books you do not want to the Media Center by June 30, 2018.
If you would like to find books and material in the future, many of the Media Center books were given to Pro Sanctity and Cloisters on the Platte.  We also plan to offer much of our collection to various parishes for their libraries.  The Office of Evangelization and Catechesis will keep the DVDs, kits and curriculum for use in their ministries.  For the next year, you will still be able to use our catalog to look up materials and see where they are located.

The Archdiocesan Media Center provided Catholic resources for nearly 230,000 people in 140 parishes and missions throughout northeast Nebraska. 

The Media Center collection was developed with the interests of individuals and families in mind, as well as those who are directly involved in faith formation, catechesis and ministry across the lifespan.

The collection includes books, periodicals, DVDs, VHS and CDs in English and Spanish on a variety of topics related to living and sharing the Catholic faith with people of all ages.

Access the Media Center:

Online Catalogue

Visit the Media Center:

Sheehan Campus
Nazareth Hall
Building C, 2nd Floor
3214 N 60 St
Omaha, NE 68104

Contact the Media Center:

402.551.9003 x1314


9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday

The Media Center is staffed part-time. Please call ahead to arrange for personal assistance with the collection.

Media Center Book Reviews


How do I set up an account?

There are two ways to set up an account:

  1. Fill out the new patron form and email it to the Media Specialist; or
  2. Come to the Media Center and fill out the form at the self-service station.
How do I log into my account?

On the Center for Family Life Formation website, go to the Media Center online catalogue. At the upper right-hand corner of the screen, click LOGIN. Type in your username and password. 

If you have misplaced or forgotten your password, contact the Media Specialist by email at mediaspecialist@archomaha.org or phone at 402.551.9003 x1314.

How do I search for materials?

In the online catalogue, select LIBRARY SEARCH on the left hand side of the screen, then select BASIC near the top right of the screen. In the FIND box, type in the keyword, title, author, subject or series of the item you are seeking and click on the corresponding icon beneath the box to complete the search. 

How do I place something on hold?

You may place a hold on an item after you have logged in and selected the title that you want. In the right margin of the screen, there is an icon with a red book and lock with the words HOLD IT. Click on the icon and it will trigger the hold. The Media Specialist will place the book aside until you come to pick it up, or she will mail it to you if you make a request by email or by phone 402.551.9003 x1314. Holds expire after one week.

How do I check out an item from the media center?

There are two ways to check out resources after you have set up an account:

  1. Come to the Media Center and check out items at the self-service station; or
  2. Call 402.551.9003 x1314 or email the Media Specialist with your requests and she will send the items to you. 
How do I pick up and return my materials?

You may come to the Media Center during the Center for Family Life Formation’s business hours to pick up or return materials. If the Media Specialist mails them to you, you may either return the items by mail or bring them to the Media Center.

How do I renew books online?

You may renew an item after you have logged in to the online catalogue. Select MY INFO from the top of the screen. This will generate a list of the item(s) checked out to you. You have the option of renewing specific items by selecting them individually or renewing all items by selecting RENEW ALL.