Library Services

Borrowing

On-site

Materials can be checked out using a student or staff ID or an FVCC issued library card. Books check out for 28 days and DVDs check out for 14 days.

Other libraries

Sometimes you need copies of books, articles, media, or other items that are not located in our library or databases. Submit a request and library staff will work with Montana Academic Libraries (via TRAILS Resource Sharing) or other libraries across the country (via Interlibrary Loan) to get the items you need from another library. Books and DVDs are also available from other TRAILS Resource Sharing and ILL. These materials have special due dates assigned by the lending library.

  • Submit a TRAILS Resource Sharing request through your FVCC Library account.
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL): Request an Interlibrary Loan. You will be notified via phone or email when the item arrives.

Course-specific Resources

Course Reserves

Faculty often place course reading materials and supplemental resources on reserve at the circulation desk. Some materials are for in-library use only.

Textbook Reserves

The library has a small collection of current textbooks available for use in the library. These cannot be checked out, to allow consistent access for everyone.

Computers & Printing

Technology

Desktop computers are available for use. Specialized software has been loaded onto some machines. If you have a particular software need, please inquire at the circulation desk. Wi-Fi is available for all patrons. The library offers computers and a limited number of hotspots for student check out.

Assistive Technology Station

The library has a station with specialized hardware and technology to help users with visual or mobility needs.

Printing/Copying

A scanner/color copier, laser printer, and some general office supplies are available for patron use. Personal computers and mobile devices can connect to the wireless network and can be used for PDF wireless printing.

Printing in Black and White

Students receive up to 500 pages per semester. Contact the Business Office to purchase more.
Community members pay $0.10 per side at the circulation desk.

Printing in Color

Students and community members must pay for color copies. Color copies are $0.35 per side (8.5x11). The machine accepts cash and coins. Copy cards can also be purchased at Common Ground or the Business Office.

Lost & Found

The FVCC Library is the central repository for all lost and found items on campus. If you find something, please bring it to the circulation desk. If you lost something, fill out our Lost & Found form or call us at 406.756.3856.