Welcome to the Billings Public Library!

Located in beautiful downtown Billings, MT, the Library strives to be a place of exploration, education, and inclusiveness. The Billings Public Library prides itself on providing entertainment, research resources, music, computer technology, digitization services, and educational opportunities for our community.

I hope that when you visit your Library you will also take some time to visit the Sweet Café and enjoy a cold or hot beverage and a snack while also experiencing the many services provided to you. 

Come have Coffee with the Director (that's me) on August 7 and/or August 21 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM in the 2nd Floor Large Conference Room. This is a time for you to speak directly with me about any thoughts, issues, or concerns you may have about the Billings Public Library. There is no set agenda. This is simply coffee and conversation.

Special events coming up in August include a tribute to Irish heritage with a month-long exhibit on loan from the University of Montana entitled  "Erin's Exiled Children."  This year's One Book Billings series starts August 14 with sign up for September's selection "Fifty-Six Counties: A Montana Journey" by Russell Rowland. And, in August, you can be a hero by giving blood when we host United Blood Services on August 25 from 1-4 pm in the Community Room.

Gavin Woltjer, Library Director

Director Gavin Woltjer

Keep an eye out for our new hours starting September 15. We'll have family-friendly Friday evenings and will be closed on Sundays.  Along with regular library services on Friday night, we'll feature fun programs like trivia, movie nights, family crafts, special performances, game nights  and other wholesome ways to enjoy time with family, friends and community. New library hours starting September 15:

  • Monday - Friday from 10 am - 9 pm
  • Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday - Closed

The Billings Public Library has designated 2017 as the year of Health and Medical Literacy. Throughout the course of the year, the Library, through various community partnerships, will provide programming, services, and educational opportunities for all residents of Yellowstone County.

The Billings Public Library is many things to many people. It is our goal that every person who visits the Library leaves with a positive experience. A strong and popular library reflects well on the entire community. 

Part of our ongoing improvement process involves reviewing feedback from you. We value your opinion of our Library and what we are doing to serve you. I appreciate the trust you place in the Library. If you have a question or concern, please feel free to contact me. If I can be of service to you in any way, please let me know.

We look forward to your visit!
Gavin J. Woltjer
Library Director