COVID-19 Info & Resources

Due to concern for public health and safety, the Library is CLOSED but offering CURBSIDE PICK-UP service Monday thru Friday from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Corona virus COVID-19

COVID-19 and Library Services - Resources and FAQs

Billings COVID-19 response hub

Due to precautions to impede the spread of COVID19, Billings Public Library services are closed at this time. The library is closed to the public but is being utilized as a free childcare center for the school age children of first responders and "essential workers" from the Billings Clinic, St. Vincent Healthcare, and RiverStone Health. This free childcare service is staffed by volunteers from Billings Clinic staff and is currently only available for essential workers from Billings Clinic, St Vincent Healthcare, RiverStone Health and local first responders.

While the library building remains closed to the public, some services have been restored to an interim level: 

  • Due Dates: All due dates for library materials have been extended until June 1.
  • Holds: After receiving notification from the library, holds can be picked up on the west side of the main library on North 29th Street during curbside service hours:  M-F from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
  • Returns:  Return items via curbside service M-F from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Alternatively, items can be returned at all hours at the drive-up book drop.  To prevent all returns happening at once, we ask that patrons return items according to the following schedule if possible:
    • May 4 – May 8 – Patrons with last names beginning with A-F
    • May 11-May 15 – Patrons with last names beginning with G-L
    • May 18-May 22 – Patrons with last names beginning with M-R
    • May 25-May 29 – Patrons with last names beginning with S-Z
  • Questions about library services?  Call 657-8258

MONTANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY COVID-19 ARCHIVE SURVEY

COVID-19 is affecting the lives of people all over the world, and the Montana Historical Society wants to know how YOU have been affected. If you’re a past or present resident of Montana, consider taking this opportunity to add your voice to the historical record. Tell us about how you, your family, and your work life has been impacted, what precautions you are or are not taking, and how you’re coping with this crisis.  

Adults, complete our Montana Covid-19 Archive Survey to share today’s stories with future generations. Students can take the survey too!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources & Information

Billings COVID-19 response hub

Health and Medicine Resources

Montana Department of Health and Human Services. Questions about the virus may be directed to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services at: covid19info@mt.gov or their COVID19 information line at 1-888-333-0461. 

Riverstone Health:  What you need to know. For questions call the Public Health Information Hotline: 406-651-6415.

How to Find Help and Stay Connected: Yellowstone County COVID-19 Command Psychological First Aid

CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S. Map

MONTANA RESPONSE: COVID 19 and CDC Global Outbreak Dashboard

National Library of Medicine Coronavirus Resources

Coronavirus Dashboard

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases

How to make cloth masks: DIY Cloth Face Covering Instruction

COVID-19 Safety Message from Billings Fire Fighters

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Scams

Check the government’s official Coronavirus website for important information. 

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is actively seeking to detect, investigate, and prosecute cyber threat actors associated with any wrongdoing related to COVID-19. Find more information at the Department of Justice

Find information about how FEMA is helping to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Rumors FEMA Rumor Control

For information on fraudulent actors and tests, check out resources from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).