Digital Resources

Montana Library2Go is an online service that offers access to nearly 30,000 downloadable digital e-Books, audiobooks and magazines for our customers.  Our Library is part of a consortium of many libraries across the state that pool our resources so our customers can have a huge variety to choose from.  You can use Montana Library2Go on your computer or access it with the Libby app on your tablet or smart phone.  Find them in your app store. Don’t have a library card? Visit and on the lower left of the screen get a temporary digital card or come in and sign up for a permanent card.

new magazines available now through the Libby app
Montana Shared Catalog

The Montana Shared Catalog app is currently down (not the Libby app!)
We have been told by our app developer to expect that most functions on the app will not be available for the foreseeable future. A solution is being worked on by the company that provides the app, but we do not know when this will be completed – it could be months. We know that the loss of these functions on the app is frustrating for the many people we have encouraged to use it and we are so very sorry, but this is out of our control.

Some features may still appear to work, when in fact they are showing old, outdated information. You may see books that you have returned showing up as checked out, or holds showing as ‘ready for pickup’ when you’ve checked them out already. At this time, we advise you to uninstall the app as it has completely lost accurate functionality.  We will let you know as soon as a new app or solution is reached.  The best way to handle your holds and account information at this point is to use the web browser for the catalog:

Again, we are so sorry about this. We are really frustrated as well as this happened very suddenly and with no warning. Please bear with us as we work with our vendor for a solution.

Download the Palace App today for access to thousands of eBooks and audiobooks for free.


Developed by experienced and passionate educators from across the United States, Educate Station is designed to help libraries support their communities by providing quality educational content for homeschoolers and local schools.  

Educate Station currently has a full curriculum for grades Pre-K through Fifth Grade, presented in a recommended learning sequence. The primary subjects are:

  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Social-Emotional Learning

Leave the planning to Educate Station with our Weekly and Monthly Learning Plans!

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T-Mobile hot spot

Hotspots Available for Checkout

The library has T-Mobile WiFi Hotpots available for checkout. The hotspot lending project is funded in part with Library Services and Technology Act funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Montana State Library. Stop in or give us a call to find out more!

Flipster is an online service that offers access to the following magazines, including their back issues.  We are changing the magazines on this list as there is availability in Libby or if they are no longer published. You can read these on your computer or download the Flipster app from your app store to be read on your tablet or smart phone:

  • Willow & Sage
  • Real Simple
  • Hobby Farms
  • Martha Stewart Living (no longer published)
  • Spider by Cricket (for children)

Kanopy is a video streaming solution offering access to more than 30,000 documentaries, movies, and educational videos from thousands of producers such as Criterion Collection, BBC, PBS, Great Courses, Kino Lorber and more!    


Your Kanopy service has changed from play credits to a new ticket system. Each title will tell you how many tickets it is. You are allowed 5 tickets per month. Movies are available for 72 hours. All Kanopy Kids materials and Great Courses videos are available for 30 days. The viewing period for episodic content (TV shows or series) will be based on total running time per season, so you will have more time to watch.

You can click on the image to read descriptions before clicking to start any video. Search for the film in Google to watch a trailer.  You can also create a list.  To access Kanopy, just click on the logo to the left and enter your library card number.  If you don’t have a library card, contact us.

We subscribe to Niche Academy, an online service with tutorials for many popular and library online services.  Looking for instructions for Flipster and Libby?  How about how to set up a Gmail account?  Click on the logo to the left to explore what is available. 

The Merck Manuals are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources. The Manuals have committed to making the best current medical information accessible by up to 3 billion health care professionals and patients on every continent by 2020.  We are thankful to the Merck Manuals company for providing these resources free of charge.

Free Online Resources Open to All