MSU Billings provides a number of support facilities and services on campus to help you succeed in your academic efforts. Facilities include such obvious ones as the library, computers and presentation halls for art, drama and music. They also include less obvious areas such as language and scientific laboratories, greenhouses, and centers for reading and the measurement of human performance.
The Montana State University Billings Library, located in the center of campus, supports the University’s programs of instruction, research, and service by providing free and open access to information and ideas.
The Library is designed to help students with their information needs. Friendly and helpful staff at the Reference Desk assist students in finding books, journal articles, Internet sites, and other resources that they need for classes. The MSU Libraries share an online catalog, which provides quick and easy access to materials in all the MSU Libraries located in Billings, Bozeman, Havre, and Great Falls, as well as the collections of Rocky Mountain College, Carroll College, Dawson Community College, Little Big Horn College, Chief Dull Knife College, and the University of Great Falls. Electronic library resources, including the online library catalog, are available both on- and off-campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Books, journals, documents, and other information in the MSU Billings Library are supplemented by a wide variety of digital resources, such as electronic journals, databases, online indexes, and Internet resources. Interlibrary loan and document delivery services are available to provide materials from other libraries for students and faculty. There is no charge to students for items borrowed from another library.
The Information Commons is located on the first floor of the Library, with PCs for student use. The Information Commons is available at all times the Library is open and has a variety of software available for student assignments, word processing, and Internet access, as well as research use. The Library has study rooms for group use, copy machines, and microform reader-printers. You may use your U-card money or cash for copies and color printing in the Library. There is comfortable furniture for leisurely reading and group study areas on different floors of the Library.
The Library building has excellent access for people with disabilities. Students who need assistive technology are encouraged to use the computers with adaptive software and other equipment in the Assistive Technology Room on the first floor of the Library.
|Regular Library Hours
(Fall and Spring Semesters)
|Monday – Thursday||7:30 am – 10:00 pm|
|Friday||7:30 am – 5:00 pm|
|Saturday||9:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Sunday||2:00pm – 10:00 pm|
|Summer Hours (Summer 2011)|
|Monday – Thursday||7:30 am – 7:00 pm|
|Friday||7:30 am – 4:00 pm|
|For specific holiday hours or changes in hours, check the MSU Billings Library web site at www.msubillings.edu/library, or call (406) 657-1657 for a recorded message with current library hours.|
|College of Technology Library
|Monday – Thursday||7:30 am – 6:00 pm|
|Friday||7:30 am – 5:00 pm|
The College of Technology Library is a branch of the MSU Billings Library, and is located in the Technology Building of the College of Technology. The collection supports the wide variety of programs at the College of Technology with books, magazines, multimedia, and digital resources.
Materials in the College of Technology Library are included in the OMNI MSU system, accessible in the Library and through the MSU Billings Library web site
at www.msubillings.edu/library. This leads to many other digital resources and useful web sites, as well as to the shared catalog system.
Study areas and computers are available for student use in the Library, which will obtain materials from the senior campus Library or from other libraries on request.
In Fall 2010, the Library joined forces with the Academic Support Center to create the Learning Commons, a one-stop location to help students obtain the tutoring and research assistance needed for classes. The Learning Commons, located in the COT Technology Building, is a great place to find help as well as computer and Internet access.Also in Fall 2010, the MSUB Library and the Parmly Billings Library opened the Community Library, an area in the COT Learning Commons space where public library materials may be checked out and returned. Computers are also available for public use.
NEXT: Copyright Warning