The Library is now open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm.

CURBSIDE PICK-UP service will continue Mon thru Fri from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Welcome to the Billings Public Library!

Gavin Woltjer, Library Director
Gavin Woltjer, Library Director

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

The Billings Public Library is open to the public. Monday - Friday, hours of operation are from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

We are now offering more services and access to public spaces in the library.

The following services have changed:

- 2-hour visitation limit for all patron visits per person/per day
- All public computers will be available for 2-hour sessions per day/per person (cleaning protocols implemented); patrons may not renew computer sessions
- Access will be granted to the Yellowstone Genealogy Forum Room (see website for more information); study rooms; Second Floor Conference Room; Archives (upon request      and appointment); microfilm reader available
- Access to the Tech Lab will begin on June 7 (see website for hours)
- Access to the Bookmobile for patrons
- Limited furniture returned to 1st and 2nd floors for public seating
- Pedal-Powered Bike Library reinstated for outreach services

The following services or restrictions do not change:
- Online programming only
- Community Room and Yellowstone Board Room remain inaccessible for public use

The BPL is ready to move to Phase 3. Vaccination rates and number of people vaccinated in Yellowstone County support this decision. As more people become vaccinated, the BPL will offer more services. As with previous phases, in the event that
the virus spikes again in the County, BPL management will evaluate operational modalities and consult health officials as we have throughout the pandemic regarding next steps. changes need to occur, we will do our best to communicate these changes with the public and our community partners as soon as possible.

Curbside services continue to be offered M-F; 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Masks are encouraged for all
non-vaccinated visitors inside the library.

For questions, please call the Billings Public Library at 657-8292.

For further information about how the BPL is operating during COVID-19, please see the 
FAQ page.


The BPL strives to help families with their educational needs during this time. Please visit these resources for more information. If you are homeschooling children during this time, please visit this link.    


For more information about COVID-19 and its impact on the City, please visit the Coronavirus Response Hub.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate emailing me: Be well. Be safe.