Mobile Apps

Montana Shared Catalog for Android or Apple iOS

The Montana Shared Catalog app makes it quick and easy to access your local library on the go! Search your library’s catalog, manage your account, and find suggested reading instantly with your Android or Apple iOS device. To download the app, search "Montana Shared Catalog" in the Apple App Store or Google Play store.

Top Features

  • Easy account access & digital library cards for the whole family
  • Place and manage holds
  • Renew materials and review current checkouts
  • View nearby libraries and open hours
  • Digitally browse the library and find your item

Montana Shared Catalog app

Download from the Apple App Store

Download from the Google Play Store

Shoutbomb SMS Text Notification Service

Keep up-to-date with your library account activity on your mobile phone via text message. This service is provided by Shoutbomb. Please note that while the Library does not charge a fee to use the Shoutbomb service, your mobile phone service plan standard text messaging rates apply.

With the Shoutbomb text messaging service, you can use your mobile phone to receive text notices about holds that are available, items that are due soon, overdue items, fines that are added to your account and renew items. Texts will be sent only when activity on your account triggers a message and will usually arrive around 9am.

If you have questions about Shoutbomb, or if you have trouble signing up, please contact us at (406) 447-1690.

What You Need:

- A mobile phone and wireless service that can send text messages to an email address.
- The barcode number from your Library card.
- The PIN for your library account. If you don't know your pin, please contact us at (406) 447-1690.

Sign up with a text message

You can complete the entire sign up process with text messages.

To sign up, use your mobile phone to send a text message to (406)215-4240 with the following as the body of the text message:

SIGNUP+YourCard#+YourPin without spaces (ensure you include the + signs).

For example, if your Library Card # is "21234567890123" and your pin is TEST you would text this string: SIGNUP+21234567890123+TEST


A new mobile app is available for download through our partnership with Bibliotheca. The app is undergoing beta testing and fewer than five libraries nationwide currently have the capability to utilize the app. The app allows you, the patron, to digitally keep track of your library card, checked out items (does not include digital downloads, only physical), keep a "Read List" and even skip the desk or self checkouts within the library. Lewis & Clark library does not participate with Bibliotheca's digital content download capability. Please visit our Downloads page for instructions on digital content. The app is currently only available for Android Devices and iOS. 

To download the mobile app for your device, click on the appropriate link below:

Android Devices

iOS Devices

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