Welcome to the Billings Public Library!

Located in beautiful downtown Billings, MT, the Library strives to be a place of exploration, education, and inclusiveness. The Billings Public Library prides itself on providing entertainment, research resources, music, computer technology, digitization services, and educational opportunities for our community.

I hope that when you visit your Library you will also take some time to visit the Sweet Café and enjoy a cold or hot beverage and a snack while also experiencing the many services provided to you. 

In October, we continue our Civil Conversation series with "Confederate Monuments: from the National to the Local" during which we will discuss the historical context and varied meanings of Confederate monuments with a panel of distinguished historians. Join us for this insightful discussion on Tuesday, October 10th from 7-8:30 pm.

Throughout October, join us for Family Fun Fridays, with evening programs at 6:30pm on Oct 13th: Movie Night in the Story Tower. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, and 6:30pm, Oct 27th: Exhibit Opening and Reception for the Thinking Money traveling exhibition.

The Friends of the Library are holding their annual book sale from October 13th through Oct 15th in the Community Room, during open hours. Come pick up a gently-used book or six for very little money!

Our Genealogy Research Online series continues to the end of October. This month, join us at noon every Tuesday in the Computer Classroom and learn about a new resource to help find your ancestors.

  • Oct 10 Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Oct 17 Military records
  • Oct 24 Archived books and genealogies
  • October 31 City Directories


Gavin Woltjer, Library Director

Director Gavin Woltjer
Remember that our new library hours started on September 15:
  • Monday - Friday from 10 am - 9 pm
  • Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday - Closed
The Billings Public Library has designated 2017 as the year of Health and Medical Literacy. Throughout the course of the year, the Library, through various community partnerships, will provide programming, services, and educational opportunities for all residents of Yellowstone County.

The Billings Public 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