Checkouts, Renewals & Fines

Checkout Loan Periods
There is no item limit on your library card except for 5 DVDs at one time. There is a checkout period of 21 days for all items including videos. All borrowing privileges are suspended when fines exceed $10. 

All materials may be renewed for another 21 day days if the item is not on hold for another patron and if your fines are less than $10. You may renew your items in person, on the phone to the circulation staff, or over the Internet from home or at the library. There is a 3-time limit on renewals.

Call Us
You can call 406-447-1690, ext. 6 any time during the above hours and talk to someone at our circulation desk to renew your items. Please remember we do not renew items by voicemail.

To renew online you need to log into your online account. If you have not set up your online account in our new system, please setup your account first.

  • Warning: There is no grace period on fines.
  • All items, including interlibrary loans, cost 20 cents per day with a maximum of $5 per item.
  • Once your account reaches $10 in fines, your account will be suspended.
  • There is a processing fee of $5 for lost or damaged materials.
  • Once an item has been overdue for more than 42 days, your account may be turned over to a collection agency, and your account will be charged a $10 collection fee.