Governance & Organizational Structure
GOV-1 Locations and hours
The downtown library is located at 510 N Broadway, Billings MT 59101.
Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - 10 am – 9 pm (Labor Day – Memorial Day)
Friday - 10 am – 6 pm (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Community Library is located at 3803 Central Avenue on the campus of City College of Montana State University Billings.
Hours are typically:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
These hours may be changed based on the semester schedule.
GOV-2 Library Board bylaws
Library Board bylaws are posted at: Library Board Bylaws (PDF)
GOV-3 Mission Statement
Billings Public Library: embracing, empowering, and enriching our community.
GOV-4 Library Goals
The Library’s goals are:
Make Access Happen establishes the core purpose of BPL. It affirms that total access to services, resources, and the collection is the ultimate outcome of the Library’s work. Make Access Happen also signals a new strategy and purpose: reach beyond the normal means of information dissemination and acquisition in order to meet the patron where they are by providing more online resources, tutorial videos, awareness of offerings, and public participation in the digitization process of historical information.
Connect with Patrons, Partners, and Professionals challenges us to continuously improve customer service, cultivate strong, equitable partnerships, and generate new understanding of how best to serve these populations while also providing the best physical and digital resources. Connect with Patrons, Partners, and Professionals also ensures that the voice of these populations are consistently and constantly represented in all endeavors of the BPL.
Build Our Future is our commitment to developing a professional and knowledgeable staff, support our community, support the futures of the Library Foundation and Friends of the Library organizations, and to ensure the success of the BPL for the next generation of users. Build Our Future also encourages BPL administration to think boldly and creatively about the next evolution of library services, resources, needed personnel, and programming in order to meet the demands of our patrons, partners and professional users.