Library Cards

A Butte-Silver Bow Public Library card is available to any resident of Silver-Bow County who completes a registration card and provides a picture ID with current address. If you do not have a picture ID with current address, you may provide two of the following:

Butte Public Library carda. voter registration card

b. check book

c. bills

d. letter with postmark (only one personal letter)

e. food stamp card

f. other official materials or correspondence

Students at any school located in Butte-Silver Bow may receive a library card by presenting a current school ID. Children with a parent may obtain a library card if the parent has a library card or adequate identification.

You can begin a library card application online.

 

Book Checkout Policy

Most library books have a lending period of four weeks and may be renewed once.

New books have a lending period of two weeks with one renewal possible for non-fiction and no renewal for fiction.

High demand items and books in the Montana collection have a lending period of two weeks.

 

There is a limit of 25 items that may be check out at any one time, or may be held out altogether at any time by a library patron. In addition, there is a limit of three items on either one topic or one author.

Audiovisual Checkout Policy

Audio books have a lending period of two weeks, with a limit of five CD books at one time.

CDs have a lending period of two weeks, with a limit of five CDs at one time.

VHS and DVDs have a lending period of two weeks, with a limit of five items with no renewals. Adult or teen card required.

 

There is a limit of 25 items that may be check out at any one time, or may be held out altogether at any time by a library patron. In addition, there is a limit of three items on either one topic or author.

Magazine Checkout Policy

Magazines have a two weeks lending period with a limit of three of one title.