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Montana Room
Books & Files
The Montana Room on the second floor contains a special non-circulating collection of local interest and historical items. In addition to about 7,500 books, there are magazines and newspaper article files, including references pertaining to Montana as both state and territory, works by Montana authors, and works about events of interest to or occurring in Montana, such as the Battle of the Little Big Horn. The Montana Room files contain pictures of early pioneers, settlements, newspaper stories, biographical clips, and information about the city of Billings.

Montana Room Microfilms & Microfische
The microfilms and microfische collection includes:
  • All the back issues of the Billings Gazette and older Billings newspapers
  • All the minutes of the Billings City Council from the first meeting
  • Sears Catalogs from 1883
  • Montana census info from 1880 to 1930
  • Sanborn fire insurance maps of Billings
  • Time, US News and World Report magazines from the 1940s to 1970s
  • Consumer Reports magazine 
  • Car and Driver magazine