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Main Library
The Billings Public Library city-center facility is located at 510 North 28th Street, Billings, Montana.

All Library Services are available at the Main Library.
Each month, the main library offers computer classes and E-reader support almost every Tuesday afternoon. Children's Services has story times and crafts, with seasonal programs such as Family Reading & Summer Reading. You can watch movies at the library on alternate Thursday evenings, and evening programs on a wide variety of topics. Check our Home Page & Events Calendar for details. You can request books from other libraries or ask us to purchase a particular title.

Online Library: Always Available When You Are

New Billings Public Library building
See the construction timeline of our new Library building and read about how it evolved from concept to reality.

Library History
Billings Public Library was established in 1901, and was originally named for Parmly Billings, eldest son of Frederick Billings, the City’s founder and namesake. The Billings family donated the first library to the young town in memory of Parmly, the only family member to ever live in the City. 

Get the complete Centennial history of the library, published in 2002 (*.pdf, size 1.4 mb).

News Articles
The Billings Gazette had a story on October 2, 1901 (3.5 mb) on the library's opening in 1901, as did the Helena Herald on October 3, 1901 (361 kb). The Bozeman Chronicle and the Anaconda Standard also had articles on the library on October 2, 1901 and August 23, 1901, respectively.