The purpose of the Missoula Public Library, including its branches, is to strive to provide programs, materials, and services to meet the informational, cultural, recreational, and educational needs of the Library's service area population. Every effort will be made to provide the best service within the constraints of the budget and facilities by utilizing information sources, materials, and personnel from within and outside Missoula County. The Library and branches will strive to cooperate with other libraries, educational institutions, and agencies, and individuals to gain information resources for residents within its service area.
Since 1894, the Missoula Public Library has been working to provide programs, materials, and services to meet the informational, cultural, recreational, and educational needs of its patrons. Much has changed in the intervening years but two things have not changed: the library’s commitment to providing useful and relevant materials and the staff’s commitment to providing great service.
Missoula Public Library offers free wireless internet access, 20-plus public internet stations, and two study rooms in addition to our print and audio-visual collections available for check-out. We also have a dedicated Young Adult Room for teens with computer access and lots of books and graphic novels. We recently added self-check out stations, self-hold pickup, and roving librarians to help you find what you need.
If you haven’t been in the library for a while, we hope you will drop by and take a look at all the changes going on.