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 9:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Billings Public Library is proud to present monthly author presentation events to our community. Join us for exciting, innovative authors as they discuss their works, host Q&A sessions, and sign books for program attendees. The BPL will be partnering with This House of Books for several of the events, and books by the authors will be available for purchase at most author presentations. Here are a few of the authors coming up:

Mark Johnson, author of The Middle Kingdom under the Big Sky, will be at the BPL on May 20th at 6pm in the Community Room.
Susan Lowe, author of Josie: A Story of Faith and Survival, will be at the BPL on June 4th at 2pm in the Community Room.
Susan Gilbertz, author of Bringing Sustainability to the Ground level: Competing Demands in the Yellowstone River Valley, will be at the BPL on June 23rd at 2pm in the Community Room.

Preserve your memories in the BPL Memory Lab! The BPL Memory Lab is available by appointment and can be used to convert many different types of media such as film negatives and cassette tapes to easy to play and store media such as jpg and mp4 files. Email refdesk@billingsmt.gov for more information or to reserve the room. This room is made available through the generous donation of the Friends of the Library.

#Plantwildflowers - Inspired by the new documentary film, My Garden of a Thousand Bees, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios and Nature launched the #PlantWildflowers Campaign to highlight the crucial role wild bees play and help create new pollinator habitats in communities across the United States. The BPL will be hosting a number of events to support this endeavor including take and make seed bombs, a documentary screening of My Garden of a Thousand Bees, a partnership program with the Master Gardeners, and more! Check our social media for more info on this amazing initiative.

Making Access Happen is a one of our core goals at BPL and there are several new resources that connect our community to information, entertainment and lifelong learning opportunities. Mobile Hotspots are available for check out and bring internet connectivity to residents in rural areas, and our Library Express Lockers allow patrons fit the library into their schedules, making it possible to pick up materials 24/7! We have eliminated late fees and related restrictions on computer use, and the library’s fantastic meeting spaces are more accessible than ever with a new online system that empowers patrons to reserve meeting and study rooms at their convenience!

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