The Belgrade Library is fine free. There are only a few items that will accrue fines. These items include mobile hotspots, Inter-Library Loans, and damaged materials.
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Once you find a book in the catalog, you can place a hold on an item that is currently not available by clicking the Place Hold button on the left side of the screen. Fill in the user ID (complete library bar code number) and PIN information, and then click on Place Hold. When the hold is successfully placed, click on OK.
Log in to the card catalog using all 14 digits of your library bar code number, with no spaces, as the user ID. Everyone automatically has the PIN changeme (once you log in, you can click on My Library Account and create a new PIN. Your PIN can be any combination of numbers or letters, 4 to 10 characters long). To renew items, click on My Library Account, then Renew My Materials. A list of items checked out appears - check either the small box beside individual items or the circle next to Renew All. The next page will show what items were renewed, or if an item was unable to be renewed. Click OK, then Logout (in the blue line).
Log in to the card catalog using all 14 digits of your library bar code number, with no spaces, as the user ID. Everyone automatically has the PIN changeme (once you log in, you can click on My Library Account and create a new PIN. Your PIN can be any combination of numbers or letters, 4 to 10 characters long). Click on My Library Account then Renew My Materials. A list of items checked out appears along with their due dates.
If you have searched the card catalog and the book is owned by one of the other BridgerNet libraries, (Bozeman, West Yellowstone, Three Forks, Manhattan) you may simply place the item on hold with your Belgrade library card. The item will be transported to the Belgrade Library via our courier service and you will receive a notification when it is available for pick up. If the item does not appear in the card catalog, please visit the library and speak with a staff member to place an Inter-Library Loan request.
Please visit the library and speak with a staff member to fill out a Book Order Request Form. You may also fill out the Item Order Request Form online.
If you lose an item that belongs to the library, you will be charged for the replacement cost of the item.
New books check out for 14 days. Books, audio books, and magazines check out for 28 days. Items can be renewed twice as long as they are not on hold for another patron.
There is no limit on any items for checkout.
You may call the Library Director. The Library Advisory Board also welcomes calls about the Library. The Library phone number is 406-388-4346.
We are not currently taking donations unless the book has been published within the last twelve months. This is due to a lack of space in our current building.
All donations are tax deductible. You will be given a receipt at the time you bring in your donation.
Financial donations will likely be used to purchase new materials and update our collection.
When we are accepting donations:
We accept donations of fiction and nonfiction books up to 5 years old if they are in good condition. We accept current year magazines. All DVDs, videos, books on cassette and books on CD are accepted. Textbooks and encyclopedias are not accepted. The library reserves the right to either add items to the collection or put items in the book sale to raise funds for the library.
Yes, please call us at 406-388-4346 for more information.
The library displays art created by local artists. Usually the featured artist displays their work for 1 or 2 months. Learn about the current artist.
Please contact the library at 406-388-4346.
The Board of Trustees generally meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Please check the Library Calendar for specific dates.
Yes, the Library Advisory Board meetings are open to the public. Anyone may come to observe. If you have an item you would like placed on the agenda, please inform Gale Bacon at least one week in advance.
To get a library card you need to present a photo ID and proof of residency (something with your name and address on it: driver's license, check, lease agreement, etc.). Library cards are free for residents of Gallatin County and $10 for non-residents.
Yes, the Library has work stations with word processing and internet access. Most of these stations have 30 minute access periods. Computers are available on a first come, first served basis. We also provide the ability to check out laptops and iPads for use within the library. These items cannot be checked out for use outside of the library building.
Yes, the Library has free wireless internet access. You should be able to connect without a password or login. However, the Library staff may not be able to provide any technical support for your personal computer.