Group Services

GSV-1 Programs in the Library

Billings Public Library sponsors programs that are informational, educational, cultural, and recreational and are designed to appeal to community audiences with a broad range of ages, viewpoints, and interests. Programs will promote library resources and services and support its mission and strategic plan. 

The library may partner with other community agencies, organizations, educational, and cultural institutions, or individuals, to develop and present programs. Professional performers and presenters may be hired for library programs. No program topics, speakers, or resources will be excluded because of possible controversy. Programs may be held at the library or other locations. 

Library sponsorship of a program does not constitute an endorsement of the content of the program or the views expressed by participants. Organizational or business affiliation of presenters may be used by the library to promote programs; this does not constitute endorsement, merely acknowledgment.

Registration may be required for planning purposes or when space is limited. Patrons who repeatedly fail to attend programs for which they have registered may be refused permission to register for future programs.

Anyone wishing to express a concern about the content or presentation of a program sponsored by the library must complete a Statement of Concern Form available at the public service desks.

GSV-2 Tours

Guided library tours are available depending on staff scheduling. To increase the likelihood of staff availability to lead a tour, it is highly recommended that arrangements be made in advance in person, by telephone, by email or through the library’s website form. The library cannot guarantee that a guided tour will be possible without advance arrangements. Guided library tours may be scheduled at any time during the year. Tour size will be dependent on staff scheduling and availability.