FAQs

Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Book Donations

Are you taking donations?
The Friends of the library are taking donations, books may be brought to the Book Nook in the library and dropped off for the Friends. 

Community Room

Is the Community Room available for use?
Yes, the Community Room is available for use.

Computer Lab

Is the Computer Lab available for use?
Yes, the Computer Lab is available for use.

BPL Memory Lab

Can I use the Digitization Lab to scan documents?
The BPL Memory Lab is available by appointment only. Find more information on our BPL Memory Lab page.

Genealogy Room

Can I use the Yellowstone Genealogy Room?
The Yellowstone Genealogy Room is available for use. Find more information on our Genealogy Room page.

Hours of Operation

What are the hours of operation?
Library Hours are Monday - Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Interlibrary Loan

Can I submit an interlibrary loan request?
Yes, we are currently accepting interlibrary loan requests.

Newspapers and Magazines

Will you still have magazines and newspapers available to use in the library?
We have a limited amount of magazines and newspapers for use in the library. However, we do have 3 iPad stations set up for those who wish to read our digital magazine offerings while in the library.

Bike Library

Is the Bike Library in service during the summer?
The Bike Library is in service throughout the summer.

Programming

Is the library offering programming to the public?
Library staff are conducting public programs in the library. Please visit our Calendar to see a schedule of our programs.

Public Computers

Can I use a public computer at the library?
Yes. The library has 28 public computers available, sessions are limited to 4 hours a day and cannot be extended.

Research Help

Will there be someone available to answer my information questions?
Yes! You can call the library during operating hours for assistance with access to library materials and information.

Will you still take major research requests?
Major research requests, such as those requiring extensive time or resources, must be sent through email to refdesk@billingsmt.gov. All requests will be reviewed by the Assistant Director and directed appropriately.

Second Floor Conference Room

Can I use the Second Floor Conference Room?
Yes, the Second Floor Conference Room is available to use.

Senior Outreach

Are services being provided to seniors?
Yes. The Senior Outreach Bookmobile visits numerous senior residential facilities and care communities each month; delivering requests and bringing the experience of browsing for library materials directly to residents.

Study Rooms

Can I use a study room?
Yes, the Study Rooms are available to use.

Teen Education & Creation Hub

Is the Teen Tech Lab open?
No, the Teen TECH Lab is temporarily closed. Learn more on our TECH Lab page.

Volunteers at the BPL

When can volunteers come back to the library?
Volunteers are welcome! Contact refdesk@billingsmt.gov or apply here.