The Library is CLOSED until Aug 17th at 10 a.m.

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.

A Message from the Billings Public Library Director:
 
I hope this brief message finds you well and in good spirits. Billings Public Library (BPL) staff are currently preparing your library to be reopened by July 1 in a limited capacity. We have missed your visits and are extremely thankful for your continued patience and support during this time. Since March 16, BPL space has been utilized as a daycare center for the children of first responders and medical personnel. This partnership with St. Vincent’s Healthcare and the Billings Clinic is scheduled to end May 29. Once this partnership concludes, BPL staff will undergo rigorous tasks of deep cleaning the facility and continual sanitization of the physical collection to ensure your safety. Once we reopen our doors, you’ll notice several changes in our operations that will continue to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus. Floor markings will help direct the flow of traffic and maintain social distancing, safety shielding will be at the service desks, and staff will wear PPE. We have enhanced our cleaning protocols, and social distancing measures will continue to be practiced throughout the public computer areas and reading spaces. Use of meeting rooms will be limited. We ask that you help us by continuing to practice social distancing, stay home when not feeling well, washing your hands, and coughing and sneezing into the crook of your arm. Until we reopen, we will continue to serve you through our social media platforms, curbside services, and via email and telephone. Our intention is to provide a safe working environment for our staff, volunteers, and the many visitors we welcome daily to the facility. Please understand that this intended schedule may change based on new developments and community needs.
 
Starting July 1, during this limited capacity reopening, hours of operations will be modified:
Monday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm; Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm. 
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me: woltjerg@billingsmt.gov. Be well. Be safe.   

For up-to-date information and resources about the COVID-19/Coronavirus epidemic, check out the resources on our Health & Medicine page.

We have many resources that are available online with your library card. Explore our digital magazines with RBDigital; learn a foreign language with Mango Languages or a new skill with Universal Class, download free songs at Freegal Music, and have fun with our other databases and downloads.

Our programs have moved online! Visit our YouTube channel to find program videos such as Story Time, Books & Babies, Crafting, Fiber Arts, Gardening, Local History and more!

The 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