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Currently, the library has passes to ExplorationWorks availble. We are exploring other places, and will add more in the future.
There is no cost for the Edventure passes. As long as you have a library card in good standing, you are welcome to use any of the Edventure passes. There are limits on how frequently you may use certain passes. Each pass is different.
To reserve a pass, click on the Edventure logo to go to the Edventure pass site, find the pass you wish to reserve, and click on the reserve button. You will be prompted for your library card number and your password. After that, you can make the reservation with an email confirmation and reminder if you wish.
On the day of your reservation, please come to the library, and speak with a public servcies staff member. They will verify your reservation, and give you the pass. You will give the pass to the staff at the location. You do not need to return the pass to the library.
Lewis & Clark Library does not charge for interlibrary loans. About 10% of libraries do charge, in which case the cost is passed on to you. You can then expect to be charged $15-25.
We never use charging resources unless we are unable to get the item elsewhere and only with your OK. Please indicate what you are willing to pay.
You can make up to 10 requests per month. Failure to pick up or refusal of interlibrary loan materials requested could result in suspension of interlibrary loan borrowing privileges.
It can take up to 3 weeks to receive your item. If you are concerned, call the Interlibrary Loan Department at 406-447-1690, ext. 114, or the information desk at ext. 5 for a status check.
Call 406-447-1690, ext. 6, or visit the Circulation Desk before the due date. Some items are nonrenewable. You will need to give your name, patron barcode number, and the barcode number on the bookmark. We will let you know if the lender denies the renewal.
Genealogies are difficult to borrow. Please always make genealogy requests in the form of photocopy requests, since most libraries will not lend entire volumes. Fewer copies were printed and they are rare. They may be only available on microfilm.
Sometimes they may be restricted to in-library use. There is frequently a charge. Check individual state historical society sites for newspaper reel numbers and costs. There are only a few who will not lend their film.
In your search for information, don't forget about the Lewis & Clark County Genealogical Society. Ancestry.com can be used on the library computers. Heritage Quest can be used from home using your library card and password.
Another good local resource is the Family History Center at 1610 East 6th Avenue. Their phone number is 406-443-0716.
If you're submitting multiple requests, you can help us by initiating those requests yourself from WorldCat. You will need your library card number and a password we will give you at the Information Desk. You can also call the Information desk at 406-447-1690, ext. 5. Your library card must be in good standing.
Requests can also be sent directly to the interlibrary loan department.
SmartPay is an online application used to pay your library fees using a credit card.
In order to pay your fees online, you must have your library card, and a PIN on your account. If you are unsure if you have a PIN, or you have forgotten your PIN, you can contact the library. From the library main website, click on the option to pay your fees online, then enter your library barcode and PIN. Once you log in, you can see the total amount owed to the library and pay it.
Currently the SmartPay system accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit cards only.
Yes, the SmartPay system uses an encrypted website to accept your credit card information, and is transmitted to the credit card processor using a secure connection.
No. The library does not store or have any access to your credit card information. The credit card information is transmitted to the credit card processor, and then is removed. If you wish to make another payment later, you will have to type in your credit card information again.
No, there is no additional charges or fees for paying online.
There is a minimum amount of $1, and no maximum amount.
No, at this time it is not possible to pay for only a portion of your fines or fees online. You must pay the entire amount. For additional payment options, please contact the library directly.
At this time, the system does not send an email or print a receipt when paying online. If you want a receipt after making the payment, print or save the page that is displayed after making the payment. If you would like to confirm that your payment has been successfully applied to your account, you can log into your library account at www.lclibrary.org, or you can contact the library directly.
If you transaction was declined, you will need to contact your credit card institution directly to see why it was declined. The fees will remain on your account. It is possible that the failed transaction will leave a pending charge on your card. These pre-authorized charges normally clear withing 24 hours. If the failed charge remains beyond that time, contact your credit card issuer.
If you are unable to log into your account online, double check you are entering your library account number in its entirety, and that you are typing your PIN correctly. All library account numbers begin with 2115900 and end with 7 more unique numbers. If you have forgotten your password or tried to log in too many times incorrectly, please contact the library directly.
You can also click on the following link to go directly to the catalog to search. Catalog Search