Due to concern for public health and safety, the Billings Public Library is CLOSED until further notice.
Welcome to the Billings Public Library!
Gavin Woltjer, Library Director
Located in beautiful downtown Billings, MT, the Billings Public Library strives to be a place of exploration, education, and inclusiveness that provides entertainment, research resources, music, computer technology, digitization services, and educational opportunities for our community.
March 13, 2020
BILLINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY TAKES COVID-19 PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS
SUSPENSION OF SERVICES
To stymie the transmission of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 the Billings Public Library is taking precautionary safety measures.
Effective immediately all outreach services to senior centers and schools are suspended. Effective immediately public programs are suspended. Effective immediately utilization of public meeting rooms is suspended. Effective immediately all bookmobile stops are suspended. These suspensions will be in effect until further notice to ensure the safety and well-being of all patrons, volunteers, and library staff.
All public service desks and self-checks will continue to be cleaned multiple times a day. The implementation of social distancing will continue in the computer commons, Children’s, teen, and sitting areas. Common use items such as LEGOs, blocks, train toys and sensory bin equipment have been removed from usage.
Please note that the Library is unable to comprehensively sanitize every single item in the collection, and, as such, patrons are advised to wash their hands after handling materials and avoid touching their faces.
We would like to remind visitors that libraries are shared public spaces. For the health and safety of others, please be thoughtful about coming to the library if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms. Please do your part to stop the spread of germs and disease.
It is the Billings Public Library’s honor and privilege to serve our communities.
We have many resources that are available online with your library card. Explore our digital magazines with RBDigital; learn a foreign language with Mango Languages or a new skill with Universal Class, download free songs at Freegal Music, and have fun with our other databases and downloads.
The 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