We have books! And DVDs, videos, CDs, eBooks, audiobooks…the list goes on! If we don’t have it, chances are one of our Partner Libraries does. Still can’t find it? We’ll order it for you through interlibrary loan. There are many ways to obtain the materials you need, so if you don’t find them, don’t be shy! Ask us for help.
To obtain a library card, adults will need a photo ID and a current mailing address. People under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or present a permission slip signed by a registered adult who will be responsible for overdue, lost or damaged library materials. (Limited-use cards may be issued to minors who cannot obtain an adult’s signature.)
Download and print the Library Card Application.
All items check out for 28 days, except new books (14 days) and DVDs (14 days). Materials may be renewed twice, unless they are on hold for another patron.
There is a $0.10 per item, per day fine for overdue materials. Patrons are responsible for the cost of replacing any lost or damaged materials, plus a processing fee.
Materials not owned by NVPL or a Partner library may be ordered through interlibrary loan (ILL). There is a $1.00 per item fee due at the time of pick up to help defray the cost of shipping. Patrons are limited to five ILL items at a time. Overdue fines for interlibrary loan materials are $1.00 per item per day. Renewals of ILL items may be permitted by request.
Please note that items borrowed from our Partner Libraries or through interlibrary loan may have different checkout periods. The date due for each item you check out will be indicated on the receipt you receive at the time of check out.
We have desktops! Patrons may use their library card to log onto library-provided desktop computers for 60 minutes per day. A limited number of guest passes are available from the checkout desk for people without a library card.
We have laptops, too! Patrons must have a library card and a driver’s license, which they will leave at the checkout desk in order to use a laptop for 60 minutes per day. Patrons age 18 or older may substitute a state-issued identification card in lieu of a driver’s license. The library may occasionally host events wherein the driver’s license requirement for laptop use will be waived.
If you have your own laptop, bring it in and connect to our wifi.
Computer and Internet Use Policy
Kids’ Computers – We have two computers reserved for kids in the Children’s Room. These have internet access and a variety of age appropriate children’s games and educational activities.
Kids’ Events – Join us at the library for a year full of fun and free activities!
PlaySpace - This is an area of the library that uses blocks and interactive toys to support child development. The materials were purchased with a grant awarded to the Montana State Library by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation to support the Montana State Library’s early literacy initiative, Ready 2 Read.
Preschool Storytime & Music Makers
Storytime and Craft is Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30
Join your friends at storytime with books, fingerplays, felt stories and a craft.
Music Makers is Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30. This storytime focuses on music, movement and books. Babies and toddlers are encouraged to attend.
A healthy snack is always provided.
Check out the Events page and our Facebook page for an up-to-date listing of special children’s programs throughout the year, including winter break activities and the summer reading program.
Printing – Patrons may print from our desktop computers. Printing is $0.10 per page for text-based documents and $1.00 per page for graphics-heavy documents. Please pay at the checkout desk.
Copies – There is a photocopier available for use for $0.10 per page. Please pay at the checkout desk.
Fax machine – A fax machine is available for use for $1.00 per page. Please pay at the checkout desk.
Requests for purchase – Do you know of a “must have” item that should be in our collection? There are several ways to request a purchase. You can come to the library and fill out our Request for Purchase form; you can call us at 406-777-5061; you can submit a request here; or you can log on to My Library Account to request an item.
Priority will be given to those titles that have broad community appeal. Library staff will select all titles that are added to the collection in accordance with our Collection Management Policy.
Art Exhibit Space – The library provides space for local artists and craftspeople to display their work.
Art Exhibit Policy
Bulletin board – There is a bulletin board available for posting news, community information and notices.
Bulletin Board and Donation Box Policy
Community Room – The library’s Community Room is available at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the library at 406-777-5061 to check availability.
Community Room Use Policy
Community Room Agreement/Application