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MontanaLibrary2Go

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Montana Library 2 Go
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MontanaLibrary2Go is a consortium service that offers circulating downloadable digital e-books and audiobooks to patrons at participating libraries. Any public or tribal library may join the MontanaLibrary2Go consortium. 

  • MontanaLibrary2Go offers a collection of over 25,000 contemporary, classic, and bestseller downloadable and streaming audiobooks and e-books (books in electronic, or digital, format) to patrons of participating Montana public, tribal, and academic libraries.
  • The Montana State Library contracts with a distributor called OverDrive to host the collection and to deliver content to patrons who register for a free account through their libraries.
  • Patrons are allowed to check out up to five titles at once, and can download those titles to nearly any mobile device, e-reader, or personal computer; or, they can opt to stream audiobooks or read e-books through their preferred browsers.
  • OverDrive hosts content from the top five international book publishers, as well as from a wide variety of smaller publishers and presses. 
  • Downloadable and streaming library books and audiobooks are a valuable service in a large and mostly rural state such as Montana, where citizens often live many miles from the nearest public library. Online services such as MontanaLibrary2Go provide Montanans with the convenience of an "anytime, anywhere" collection, while maintaining the quality content and high level of support of traditional library services.
  • By joining the statewide consortium, where individual costs are carefully assigned to make sure that all libraries can afford to participate while still meeting financial benchmarks for growth, these libraries are providing their small and rural communities with contemporary library services that they may not otherwise be able to afford on their own.
  • A shared collection also means more equitable access to information statewide. Through MontanaLibrary2Go, a resident of Circle, Montana (population 617), for example, has access to the same number and scope of digital library titles as a resident of Billings (population 109,059).
  • Residents, particularly rural residents, who cannot physically visit the library now have the option to quickly and easily check out and read or listen to a wide variety of popular books from any location where internet service is available.
  • Overall, the number of Montana residents who make use of this statewide service continues to increase across all library locations, indicating that collection development practices and budgets should continue to incorporate plans for increasing access to digital content for the benefit of their on-the-go patrons.
  • MontanaLibrary2Go is funded in part with federal Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) monies administered by the Montana State Library.
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MontanaLibrary2Go (Statewide Projects)
Begin Date

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7/1/2008
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Contacts

Orban, CaraConsortia Director(406) 444-5350corban@mt.gov

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Events

Record Count: 2
MTLibrary2Go Membership Meeting 4/12/2019 7:30:00 AM
MontanaLibrary2Go Executive Committee Meeting 3/15/2019 11:00:00 AM

Participants

Record Count: 124
Organization City Type
Alberton Branch Library Alberton Library - Branch
Belgrade Community Library Belgrade Library - Public
Bicentennial Library of Colstrip Colstrip Library - Branch
Big Horn County Public Library Hardin Library - Public
Big Sandy Branch Library Big Sandy Library - Branch
Big Sky Branch Library (Missoula Co.) Missoula Library - Branch
Billings Public Library Billings Library - Public
Bitterroot Public Library Hamilton Library - Public
Blaine County Library Chinook Library - Public
Bozeman Public Library Bozeman Library - Public
Bridger Public Library Bridger Library - Public
Broadwater School and Community Library Townsend Library - Public
Browning Branch Library Browning Library - Branch
Butte-Silver Bow Public Library Butte Library - Public
Butte-Silver Bow Public Library - Melrose Branch Melrose Library - Branch
Butte-Silver Bow Public Library - South Branch Butte Library - Branch
Carnegie Public Library Big Timber Library - Public
Choteau/Teton Public Library Choteau Library - Public
Chouteau County Library Fort Benton Library - Public
Community Library 3803 Central Ave at MSU-B City College Campus Billings Library - Branch
Conrad Public Library Conrad Library - Public
Culbertson Public Library Culbertson Library - Branch
Daniels County Library Scobey Library - Public
Darby Community Public Library Darby Library - Public
Dillon Public Library Dillon Library - Public
Dodson Branch Library Dodson Library - Branch
Drummond School & Community Library Drummond Library - Public
Dutton/Teton Public Library Dutton Library - Public
East Glacier Park Branch Library East Glacier Park Library - Branch
Ekalaka Public Library Ekalaka Library - Public
Eureka Branch Eureka Library - Branch
Fairfield/Teton Public Library Fairfield Library - Public
Fallon County Library Baker Library - Public
Frenchtown School and Community Library (Missoula Co.) Frenchtown Library - School
Froid Branch Library Froid Library - Branch
Garfield County Free Library Jordan Library - Public
George McCone Memorial County Library Circle Library - Public
Geraldine Branch Library Geraldine Library - Branch
Glacier County Library Cut Bank Library - Public
Glasgow City-County Library Glasgow Library - Public
Glendive Public Library Glendive Library - Public
Great Falls College MSU Weaver Library Great Falls Library - Academic
Great Falls Public Library Great Falls Library - Public
Harlem Public Library Harlem Library - Public
Harlowton Public Library Harlowton Library - Public
Havre-Hill County Library Havre Library - Public
Hearst Free Library Anaconda Library - Public
Helena College Library Helena Library - Academic
Henry A Malley Memorial Library Broadus Library - Public
Highwood School Community Library Highwood Library - Branch
Hobson Community Library Hobson Library - Branch
ImagineIF Bigfork Bigfork Library - Branch
ImagineIF Columbia Falls Columbia Falls Library - Branch
ImagineIF Kalispell Kalispell Library - Public
ImagineIF Marion Marion Library - Branch
James E. Shanley Tribal Library Poplar Library - Academic
Jefferson County Library - Boulder Boulder Library - Public
Jefferson County Library - Whitehall Whitehall Library - Branch
Joliet Public Library Joliet Library - Public
Judith Basin County Free Library Stanford Library - Public
Laurel Public Library Laurel Library - Public
Lewis and Clark Library Helena Library - Public
Lewis and Clark Library Augusta Branch Augusta Library - Branch
Lewis and Clark Library East Helena Branch East Helena Library - Branch
Lewis and Clark Library Lincoln Branch Lincoln Library - Branch
Lewistown Public Library Lewistown Library - Public
Liberty County Library Chester Library - Public
Lincoln County Library Libby Library - Public
Livingston-Park County Public Library Livingston Library - Public
Lolo School and Community Library Lolo Library - Branch
Madison Valley Public Library Ennis Library - Public
Manhattan Community School Library Manhattan Library - Public
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Missoula Library - Academic
Meagher County/City Library White Sulphur Springs Library - Public
Miles City Public Library Miles City Library - Public
Miles Community College Flower Library Miles City Library - Academic
Mineral County Public Library Superior Library - Public
Missoula Public Library Missoula Library - Public
Montana State University Library Bozeman Library - Academic
MSU Billings Library Billings Library - Academic
North Jefferson County Library District Clancy Library Clancy Library - Public
North Jefferson County Library District Montana City Library Clancy Library - Branch
North Lake County Public Library Polson Library - Public
North Toole County Library Sunburst Library - Branch
North Valley Public Library Stevensville Library - Public
Opheim Community Library Opheim Library - Branch
Petroleum County School-Community Library Winnett Library - Public
Philipsburg Public Library Philipsburg Library - Public
Phillips County Library Malta Library - Public
Plains Public Library District Plains Library - Public
Potomac Branch Library (Missoula Co.) Potomac Library - Branch
Prairie County Library Terry Library - Public
Red Lodge Carnegie Library Red Lodge Library - Public
Richey Public Library Richey Library - Branch
Ronan Library District Ronan Library - Public
Roosevelt County Library Wolf Point Library - Public
Rosebud County Library Forsyth Library - Public
Roundup School-Community Library Roundup Library - Public
Saco Branch Library Saco Library - Branch
Seeley Lake Branch Library (Missoula Co.) Seeley Lake Library - Branch
Sheridan County Library Plentywood Library - Public
Sheridan Public Library Sheridan Library - Public
Sidney-Richland County Library Sidney Library - Public
St Ignatius School-Community Library Saint Ignatius Library - Public
St Regis School and Community Library Saint Regis Library - Branch
Stillwater County Library Columbus Library - Public
Stone Child College Library Box Elder Library - Academic
Swan Valley Community Library - Missoula Condon Library - Branch
Thompson Falls Public Library Thompson Falls Library - Public
Thompson-Hickman Madison County Library Virginia City Library - Public
Three Forks Community Library Three Forks Library - Public
Toole County Library Shelby Library - Public
Troy Branch Troy Library - Branch
Twin Bridges Public Library Twin Bridges Library - Public
UM Western - Carson Library Dillon Library - Academic
University of Providence Library Great Falls Library - Academic
Valier Public Library Valier Library - Public
Vande Bogart Library Havre Library - Academic
Wedsworth Memorial Library Cascade Library - Public
West Yellowstone Public Library West Yellowstone Library - Public
Whitefish Community Library Whitefish Library - Public
Wibaux Public Library Wibaux Library - Public
William K. Kohrs Memorial Library Deer Lodge Library - Public
Woodenlegs Library Lame Deer Library - Academic

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