Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Sidney Public Library to provide and promote open and equal access to the resources and services of the library in order to meet the informational, educational, and cultural needs of the community.  The library seeks to encourage reading and the use of current technology for life-long learning and the enhancement of the individual’s quality of life.  It is our goal to serve the public with expert assistance and provide outreach to the community.


The goal of the Sidney Public Library is to provide library resources and services that encourage and inform a society in a community whose residents represent broad interests.  This goal is accomplished by taking an active approach to meeting ever-changing community needs for informational and recreational library materials in all formats, by exercising community leadership in education, and by providing cost-effective library services including cooperative efforts through the Nebraska Library Commission and the Western Library System.

As the largest city in the largest wheat producing county in Nebraska, Sidney is an integral part of life in Cheyenne County.  The Sidney Public Library is a full-service library and offers a wide range of programs and services.  The library carries over 32,000 volumes of books for adults and children, large-print books, audio/video items, games, puzzles and magazines. We offer exceptional children’s reading programs! There are preschool story hours along with story times for school-age children and our summer reading program has entertained children for decades.  We also offer an adult reading program during the summer. Our bookmobile provides library services to locations throughout Cheyenne County.

The library boasts a genealogy room for those interested in searching their family trees, and we have an extensive genealogical collection, through a collaboration with the Cheyenne County Genealogical Society.  We are the repository for the Sidney Sun and Sidney Telegraph newspapers and hold the microfilm for those papers from the newspaper’s inception in the 1870s to the present. It also available online at the Sidney-Sun Telegraph Newspaper Digital Archive.

The Library offers an online library catalog, wireless internet and personal computers. For your relaxation, the library has an outdoor reading garden.