Can't find what you need in our catalog? Ask at the Reference desk about an ILL.
Effective July 1, 2011, each patron will be allowed five (5) postage paid interlibrary loans per year.
After five (5), a $3.00 postage fee per item will be assessed.
This service enables you to borrow materials from participating libraries across the country. Materials printed this year are not available through the service.
Each patron is allowed five (5) postage paid interlibrary loan items per year. After five (5), a $3.00 postage fee per item will be assessed.
To place an Inter-Library Loan, stop by the Reference desk, call the library at (406) 721-2665, or Click Here to place an Interlibrary loan from outside the library.
You will need a special authorization number and password to place a request from outside the library. Enter the authorization code “100284096” and password “discovery.” This will take you to the Basic Search screen.
From there, you will be directed to the basic search screen, where you may search by Title, Author, Keyword or a combination of the above to locate your item. "Advanced Search" will search for items by ISBN number or limit your results to books, visual materials, sound recordings, etc. To place a request for an item, click on the item title to open up the item record. Once in the record, click on the black button labeled "ILL" in the upper left toolbar. When the item request form appears, complete the form, filling in only the boxes marked with asterisks and click "Submit" to send in your ILL request.
Call the library at (406) 721-2665 for more information.
Since Inter-Library Loan items are on loan from a library outside of our consortium, please call the library at least one week before the item is due to request a renewal. Also, be aware that fines for Inter-Library Loan material are .50 a day.
If you have questions or need further assistance speak with a reference librarian.