Library

Need Help? Contact a librarian. Email: library-question@fvcc.edu Phone: (406) 756-3856

Hours

Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday noon to 4:30 p.m.

Library Mission Statement

The Library, as an instructional arm of the College, is dedicated to developing the emotional, educational, intellectual and social well-being of students, public, faculty and staff through the delivery of quality library resources and services.

Circulation

Public Users The Library collection, services and facilities are available to the public. Public patrons may obtain a free library card under the following provisions:

  • The applicant must provide a valid Montana driver’s license, with a current address, to be eligible for a FVCC Library card.
  • The applicant must provide a local contact person’s mailing address and phone number and, if applicable, the address and phone number of a local employer.
  • The applicant must provide evidence of a local mailing address in the form of a utility bill or equivalent.

Student and Instructional Staff You can obtain your library card at the circulation desk and it must be presented each time you check items out. When scanned, the barcode activates your account on our automated circulation system. We can barcode your student ID card. Loan Period Books check out for 28 days; DVD’s and video cassettes check out for 14 days. Interlibrary loan materials have special due dates assigned by the loaning library. Fines The FVCC Library will assess fines for overdue library materials in an effort to achieve the timely return of loaned items to the collection. The fines will be assessed as follows:

  • Fines for overdue BOOKS are .10 per day accumulating to a maximum of $10.00 per item.
  • Fines for overdue DVDs are .25 per day accumulating to a maximum of $10.00 per item.

If any item is borrowed and not returned to the library, you are responsible for the replacement cost of the item(s) charged to your account plus a processing fee of $5.00. For public users, if fines and lost book fees are not settled directly with the library, the library will engage the services of a local collection agency to recover delinquent materials and will charge the patron for the cost of this recovery. For students, the library will transmit delinquent accounts to the Business Office to flag the student’s record. Grades and transcripts will be held and further registration blocked until the fines are paid and the account restored.

Lost and Found

The campus Lost & Found is located in the Library. If you believe you may have lost something on campus, please submit online and we will respond to you.

Read the Library FAQs

Reading & Writing Center

The FVCC Reading & Writing Labs, located in LRC 147, is available to all students for free assistance in writing.

Inter-Library Loan

Need an article or book the library doesn’t have?  You may be able to get what you need through Inter-Library Loan.  Take a look at the guidelines and fill out the ILL form to get started.

Study Spaces

The library has two study rooms with projectors and cables for laptop connection available to student and public users under the following conditions:

  • Priority will be given to study groups of FVCC students, staff, and faculty who have reserved a room.
  • The rooms will be for group use only.
  • No more than six (6) persons may occupy each study room for fire code and life safety reasons.
  • Tutoring will be allowed only after 1:00 pm. Students or public users may reserve a room no more than one week in advance and for two hours only.
  • FVCC Library reserves the right to cancel a Group Study Space reservation if the group has not occupied the space within 15 minutes of the reservation time.
  • Food is not allowed in the study rooms. Drinks WITH LIDS are allowed.
  • The library will provide dry-erase markers and erasers for the writing board.

Send reservation requests to: library-question@fvcc.edu

Copying & Scanning

The Library has a color copier. Print out documents from an original or insert your thumb drive to select a document.  You can also scan documents to your thumb drive or email address. One digital scanner is available in the Library. You can save scanned documents to a USB drive. Scanning services are offered free of charge. Scanner use is limited to 15 minutes per session.

Faxing Documents

Sending: $1.00 flat rate sending charge for each transmission of up to 20 pages anywhere in North America. Receiving: $1.00 flat rate receiving charge for each receipt of up to 20 pages anywhere in North America.

Research using Smart Phones

Some helpful tips for using your mobile device to access library resources can be found at help.ebsco.com.

Downloading eBooks

If you’re using a laptop or desktop, some helpful information on how to download can be found at proquest.libguides.com/ebookcentral/download

Course Reserves

Many of the current textbooks used in classes are on Textbook Reserve shelving unit located toward the back of library. They do not circulate but may be used in the library. Additional course-related support materials are also on reserve at the circulation desk. Check with librarians (or the library’s print and Ebook collections) for additional availability of titles.

  • Course Reserves
  • Research Help – Librarians can provide information literacy instruction to your classes and provide resources for Faculty Research
  • Writing Center

Susan Matter, Library Services Director 406-756-3853 smatter@fvcc.edu

Sinda M. Puryer, ILL, Circulation 406-756-3856 spuryer@fvcc.edu

Carrie L. Nelson, Acquisitions, Serials, Tech Processing 406-756-3855 cnelson@fvcc.edu

Clayton Martins Library Assistant 406-756-3856 cmartins@fvcc.edu