Parmly Billings Library

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Basic Information

Established: 1901
Schedule: M - Th, 10 - 9; Fri, 10 - 6; Sat, 10 - 5
Address: 510 N Broadway, Billings, MT 59101
Phone Number: 406-657-8258
Fax Number: 406-657-8293
Director: Bill Cochran

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Additional Information

Computer Capabilities:

19 Internet Computers for the Public; 4 Word Processing Computers for the Public; 6 Computers with Educational Games for Teens and Children.

Education Programs: The Library sponsors a variety of programs for children, teens and adults, including regular storytimes for children, book discussion groups for teens and adults, a film series for adults, and special exhibits for the public. For more information, see the Library's website at
Summer Programs: The Library has an annual Summer Reading Program for both children and teens, beginning in early June and ending in late July. This includes storytimes, special theme related programs for children and teens, and a variety of reading incentives for children and teens. See the Library's webpage for more details.
Membership Details:

The Library serves all residents of Yellowstone County free of charge. The Library will issue non-resident cards to those who live outside of Yellowstone County for a fee of $10 per quarter or $40 per year. The Library will also issue short term temporary cards to those who live in temporary residential facilities within Yellowstone County.

Library Information:

Parmly Billings Library is the largest public library in Montana. It employs a staff of 32. It has a collection of over 200,000 items in all formats with an annual circulation of over 900,000. For more detailed information, see the Library's website.

Library History:

See the Library's website for a detailed history of the Library. Simply go to the homepage and click on the link for Library History.

Exhibits: The Library does not regularly sponsor exhibits, but has participated in traveling exhibits sponsored by the ALA or the Smithsonian Institution, and will continue to do so as the opportunities arise.

See the Library's webpage for listings of current activities