The library building is now open Monday - Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm & Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm.
BPL AND COVID-19 RESPONSE
While the BPL transitions through various phases related to providing service during the Coronavirus pandemic, please check back periodically for updated information. Masks are encouraged for those 5 and older but are not required.
Are you taking donations?
The Friends of the library are taking donations, books may be brought to the Book Nook in the library and dropped off for the Friends.
Is the Community Room available for use?
Yes, the Community Room is available for use.
Is the Computer Lab available for use?
Yes, the Computer Lab is available for use.
Will curbside still be open?
No, Curbside services have been discontinued.
Can I use the Digitization Lab to scan documents?
Use of the Digitization Lab is currently unavailable. BPL management is currently developing a way to undertake digitization requests from the public.
Can I use the Yellowstone Genealogy Room?
The Yellowstone Genealogy Room is available for use. Find more information on our Genealogy Room page.
Hours of Operation
What are the hours of operation?
Library Hours are Monday - Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm & Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Can I submit an interlibrary loan request?
Yes, we are currently accepting interlibrary loan requests.
Do I have to wear a mask at the Library?
We ask that patrons wear a mask in the library to protect themselves and the library staff. However, at this time masks are not required to use the library.
Newspapers and Magazines
Will you still have magazines and newspapers available to use in the library?
For the safety and health of our patrons, the Billings Public Library is discontinuing subscriptions of physical magazines and newspapers. However, we do have 3 iPad stations set up for those who wish to read our digital magazine offerings while in the library.
Pedal-Powered Bike Library
Is the Pedal-Powered Bike Library in service this summer?
The Pedal-Powered Bike Library is in service this summer.
Is the library offering programming to the public?
Library staff are conducting public programs in the library. Please visit our Calendar to see a schedule of our programs.
Can I use a public computer at the library?
Yes. The library has 28 public computers available, sessions are limited to 2 hours a day and cannot be extended.
Will there be someone available to answer my information questions?
Yes! You can call the library during operating hours for assistance with access to library materials and information.
Will you still take major research requests?
Major research requests, such as those requiring extensive time or resources, must be sent through email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All requests will be reviewed by the Assistant Director and directed appropriately.
What is the library doing for safety measures?
Updated cleaning protocols have been implemented in every unit.
Second Floor Conference Room
Can I use the Second Floor Conference Room?
Yes, the Second Floor Conference Room is available to use.
Are services being provided to seniors?
Senior Outreach staff are working with community partners to develop services that meet current resident facility restrictions.
Can I use a study room?
Yes, the Study Rooms are available to use.
Teen Technology Lab
Is the Teen Tech Lab open?
The Teen Tech Lab is open, Lab hours are Tuesday - Friday 3:00pm - 7:00pm & Saturday 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Find more information on Our TECH Lab page.
Volunteers at the BPL
When can volunteers come back to the library?
Volunteers are welcome back in the library. Contact email@example.com for more information.