Checkout, Renew and Place Holds

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To check out items from the Library, you must have a Bozeman Public Library Card.

Borrowing Items

Loan Period
New Books, "Most Wanted" Books, DVDs, Music CDs, Magazines, Children's Holiday Books
14 days
Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks
14 days
Books, Books on CD, Playaways
28 days

There is no limit on the number of check out items, except for “Most Wanted” Books (2 at a time) and downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks (5 at a time). 

Account Notifications via Text

With Shoutbomb, receive text notifications about due dates, holds, and overdue items and renew items via text.To sign up, text "signup" to  (406) 215-4240. (Standard text messaging rates apply.)

Renewing Items

Items can be renewed up to 2 times, unless there are holds. You may renew items through the online Library Catalog, over the phone at (406) 582-2408, in-person, and through the library’s self-checks.  

Returning Items 

Library items may be returned in the book-drops located in the lobby and outside on the west side of the building.

Placing Holds

Holds can be placed through your library account online. Patrons are allowed 10 holds at a time. When your hold is available for pick up, you will be notified via email (or phone if no email is provided).  If the items are in and on the shelf, please allow the Library at least 24 hours to fill your request. 


Fines are $0.10 per day on all materials, with a maximum fine of $10.00 per item. You may renew any item 2 times either in-person, at the self-check, by telephone, or by accessing the Library Catalog unless there are holds on the item. If you accumulate $10.00 in fines or more, your account will be blocked until the fines are paid.