Welcome to the Billings Public Library!

Gavin Woltjer, Library Director
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.

Celebrate Black History Month at the Library in February!

BPL and the Black Heritage Foundation of Yellowstone County are sponsoring a series of events exploring African-American history and culture. Please join us for these exciting programs and films!

Feb 6: Story of Emmett Till, Feb 13: History of Huey Newton; Feb 20 Poetry Night with open mic; Feb 27: concerning Barack Obama’s presidency.
Saturdays are movie afternoons: Feb 1st: Black Panther (Marvel); Feb 8th: Green Book; Feb 15th: Harriet (biopic about Harriet Tubman); Feb 29th: Fences.

For additional details about any of these events, and info on many others, check our Featured Events page or our Events for Adults page. Check the Teen page for special teen programs, and our ongoing weekly open lab times. See things for children & tweens to do on our Children's page, or just keep an eye on our events calendar. The library's web pages hold a wealth of information and activities for all ages.

Many other resources 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.

I hope that when you visit your Library you will also take some time to visit the Stompin' Grounds Café and enjoy a cold or hot beverage and a snack while also experiencing the many services provided to you.  The Café is open during library open hours.

The Billings Public Library has designated 2019 as the "Year of Multicultural 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 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