Enter alternate names for the Organization, separated by commas if more than one.
The legally recognized name of the institution that is the umbrella organization for the organization. For example: an organization may be a branch with its own name, but its institution is a school, university, or public organization system.
Montana State Library
The type of organization that is displayed. For example, select academic to see a list of the organizations associated with a college or university.
The phone number of the Organization. This must be entered as a 9 digit number with no special characters (no parentheses or dashes).
Organization Phone Extension
The extension that must be dialed to reach the organization.
The Organization's fax number.
The address of the Organization's physical building.
1201 11th Ave
Helena, MT 59601-3917
The Organization's mailing address.
PO Box 201800
Helena, MT 59620-1800
Web Site URL
The URL for the Organization's website.
The website address for the Organization's catalog.
The website address for a foundation that supports the organization
Links to any social media sites the organization may have.
The mission statement of the Organization.
The Montana State Library (MSL) provides information, resources, and guidance to organizations, communities, and residents of Montana to help them expand their knowledge and empower their decisions. Our leading-edge data and applications help those seeking answers about Montana’s government, natural resources, heritage, land ownership, and more while our vital services improve public libraries and provide reading materials to those with disabilities.
The hours the organization is open during winter.
The hours the Organization is open in the summer.
The date, time and location of Organization board meetings.
The State Library Commission sets forth policies and funding priorities that empower the State Library to meets its mission and statutory obligations and to advocate for the State Library and the Montana library and information communities whenever possible.
See the MSL Commission webpage for meeting schedule and information.
The county where the organization is located.
Lewis and Clark
Organization Bar Code
The Organization's unique numerical identifier that appears on barcodes for Organization users and Organization materials.
The school level that the organization serves.
Not a school
Montana has several hundred libraries. Each of these libraries belongs to a federation which is a regional network for library services.
If this box is checked, the Organization has a Friends group - a volunteer organization that supports Organization services.
501(c)(3) Friends Group
501c3 Friends Group
This indicates whether or not the Friends group has formally applied for IRS tax-exemption.
If this box is selected, the Organization has a foundation which is a non-profit organization that supports Organization services.
The foundation supporting this organization has gone through the process of applying for IRS tax exemption status.
Some Organizations have agreed to be state depositories. These Organizations provide access to state publications in order for the citizens of Montana to be informed about state government efforts.
Some Organizations have agreed to be federal depositories. These Organizations provide access to federal publications in order for the citizens of Montana to be informed about federal government efforts.
The OCLC code assigned to this library. Many of the libraries in Montana are a part of OCLC - a non-profit cooperative that provides many of the behind the scenes tools used by Organizations.
MARC Organization Code
MARC Organization Code
The MARC Organization Code assigned to this Organization. A MARC Organization Code is a short alphabetic code used to represent names of Organizations, organizations, and institutions that need to be identified in cataloging and in bibliographic control.
OCLC ILL Transfer Option
ILL Transfer Option
Libraries use a variety of methods for ordering materials from other Organizations for their patrons. This service is called interlibrary loan (ILL). Libraries may use email, an ILL management system, or may even choose not to offer ILL.
ILL Requests & Mediated Management
The cataloging classification system used by the Organization.
Dewey Decimal System
Special resource is a unique item or collection available at the Organization.
For Montanans certified as blind, physically handicapped or learning disabled, we can provide access to materials. We have a comprehensive collection of Montana State Publications and we are a selective FDLP library for federal publications.
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