Covid-19 Updates

Update to Road to Reopening Plan for Lewis & Clark Library:


Under guidance from the CDC, Federal and State guidelines, and the Lewis and Clark County Health Department, the Lewis & Clark Library has approved a Phased approach to reopening the Library. Currently, the Library is in Phase II: Non-contact holds pick-up and limited Bookmobile stops. Patrons can access digital materials including books, magazines, audiobooks, videos and music through the Library website and corresponding apps for their personal devices. Click here for a complete explanation of Phases and tentative timeline for reopening.

How do I borrow books while the Library is closed?


Non-contact Hold Pick-Up is available at all Lewis & Clark Library Branch locations, including Bookmobile stops. Click here to learn more about Branch locations, hours and how to pick up your holds.

How do I place holds?


Patrons can place holds on items from our catalog, from our MSC app, or by calling the Library at (406) 447-1690. Sign up for Shoutbomb, and receive text messages when your holds are available for pickup.

How do I return my books?


You can return your items to any Branch of the Lewis & Clark Library as well as one of the remote book drop locations. You may drop off your items at any one of these locations.

How do I get a library card while the Library is closed?


All residents of Lewis and Clark County are eligible for a library card. To complete an online application, click here. For information on out of county cards, click here.

What's available online?


The Library offers a variety of online resources from CreativeBug to and much more. Visit to learn more.

Can I donate my used books to the Library?


The Library is not able to accept book donations at this time. Please do not leave books or other materials you wish to donate at any Branch or book drop.

Covid-19 resources available in Lewis and Clark County

LC County

Click here to see more information about Covid-19 resources available to Lewis & Clark County area residents.