A wealth of information, including both print and electronic resources, is available for patron use at all three Lincoln County Public Libraries locations.
Choose a service from the list below to learn more. Please note that all services may not be available at all libraries.
- Wireless Internet
- Microfilm Reader/Printer
- Fax and Photocopy
- Public Computers
- Interlibrary Loans
- Children's Programming
- Adult Programming
- Meeting Room
- Additional Resources
Wireless is available at all three libraries. Due to lack of outlets we ask that you please come with a charged battery. Limited outlets are available in the lower level of the Libby Library. The wireless network is unsecured and requires no password.
Microfilm readers are available at the Libby and Eureka Libraries. Historic newspapers on microfilm are available in both locations. Please search our catalog, call, or ask a librarian for year and newspaper. Also available on microfilm (Libby Library only) is the 1890 Montana Census of Civil War Union Veterans & Their Widows for all 16 Montana counties.
The microfilm machine may be reserved up to one week in advance for two-hour time slots. If you are traveling from out of town to use the microfilm it is recommended that you reserve your preferred time. Printing from the microfilm is free for the first five copies, $.15 each additional copy.
Fax and Photocopy
Fax machines and photocopiers are available in all three libraries. Faxes are $1.00 per page to both receive and send. Copies are $.15 per page.
Public computers are available in Eureka, Troy, and Libby. Computers are available to library cardholders as well as non-card holders for one hour each day. Computers have Internet access, word processing and spreadsheet programs, resume templates, and much more. Availability is first-come, first-served basis. Children under 17 years of age must have parental permission to use computers unattended.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is available for patrons to access materials not available through the Lincoln County Public Libraries. Patrons must have a valid library card to request/receive an Interlibrary Loan.
• Overdue fines for ILLs are $.25 a day.
• Due dates for ILL materials will vary based on the lending library.
• Requests for time extensions must be made at least 3 days in advance of the due date.
• For questions or more information, please call or ask a librarian.
Databases available through LCPL may be accessed from home or from a library computer. Databases provide information from book, news, and periodical sources, including current test forms (such as GED & SAT), auto/engine repair diagrams, and student research resources.
• Auto Repair Reference Center
• Heritage Quest
To access databases click here. Ask a librarian for database passwords or if you need help using these databases.
All three libraries provide access to local/regional histories through their archives and Montana collections. Microfilm access is available in both the Libby and Eureka Library.
A number of additional resources are available at the Libby Library: area newspapers on microfilm starting in 1895; grave/death indexes; Montana death index (librarian assisted only); Montana Census of Civil War Veterans (microfilm); local oral histories; indexed state histories; index of Montana Magazine; telephone books and Polk Directories.
Heritage Quest, an online genealogical database, is also available to Lincoln County Public Libraries patrons. Ask a librarian how to login to Heritage Quest from home or on a library computer.
To request an obituary, marriage, or birth announcement from any Lincoln County newspaper, please email, call 406-293-2778, or write Lincoln County Public Libraries, 220 W. 6th Street, Libby, MT 59923 with the date and full name of the individual(s). There is no charge to have a newspaper article emailed or mailed to you, however donations are appreciated.
Children’s Story Time is every Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Libby and every Thursday at 11 a.m. in Troy and Eureka.
Every year in June and July the libraries host summer reading programs and offer prizes for reading. Please call the libraries for more information.
Visit our calendar for other upcoming children’s programming.
The library regularly hosts programs of varying subject matter at all three locations. These may include book discussions, lectures, classes, and movies. Visit our calendar for other upcoming programming.
Free movie screenings are offered on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at the Libby Library (subject matter varies).
Adults summer reading programs run through June and July and offer prizes for reading. Please call the libraries for more information.
The Libby Library offers a meeting room that is available to the community. Tables and chairs are available and groups are responsible for their own set-up and clean up. The room is available at no cost, provided there is no fee charged for attendance. Classes or other for-fee events may be held at the discretion of the Library Director. The meeting room is only available during regular library hours. Please call to make reservations at least one week in advance.
• Dictionaries and Thesauri
• Phone Books
• Encyclopedias—Printed and Electronic
• Tax Forms
• Auto Repair Manuals