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More services to be offered in Billings Public Library starting June 1



Billings, Montana – Beginning Tuesday, June 1, 2021, the Billings Public Library will provide expanded services and access to public spaces.

The following services have been modified:

– All patron visits will be limited to two hours per person/per day.

– All public computers will be available for two-hour sessions per day/per person (cleaning protocols implemented); patrons will not be able to renew computer sessions.

– Access will be granted to the Yellowstone Genealogy Forum Room (see website for more information); study rooms; Second Floor Conference Room; Archives (upon request and appointment); microfilm reader available
– Access to the Tech Lab will begin on June 7 (see website for hours)
– Access to the Bookmobile for patrons · Limited furniture returned to 1st and 2nd floors for public seating
– Pedal-Powered Bike Library reinstated for outreach services

The following services and restrictions remain unchanged:

– Only online programming

– The Yellowstone Board Room and the Community Room are still unavailable to the public.

“The BPL is ready to move to Phase 3. Vaccination rates and number of people vaccinated in Yellowstone County support this decision. As more people become vaccinated, the BPL will offer more services. As with previous phases, in the event that the virus spikes again in the County, BPL management will evaluate operational modalities and consult health officials as we have throughout the pandemic regarding next steps. If changes need to occur, we will do our best to communicate these changes with the public and our community partners as soon as possible,” said Library Director Gavin Woltjer.

Curbside services are still available Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All non-vaccinated visitors to the library are recommended to wear masks.

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