Checkout, Renew & Place Holds

To check out items from the Library, you must have a Great Falls Public Library Card.

Borrowing Items

Most items can be checked out for 28 days

Downloadable e-Books and Audiobooks can be checked out for14 days.

There is limit of 8 items you can check out for the first three month of having your library card, and then that limit goes away after we verify that your contact information is still current.

Renewing Items

Items can be renewed up to 2 times, unless there are holds. You may renew items through the online Library catalog, over the phone at (406) 453-0349, in-person, or through the library’s self-checks.  

Returning Items 

Library items may be returned in the book-drops located in the lobby and outside on the west side of the building.

Placing Holds

Holds can be placed through your library account online or through our Library App. When your hold is available for pick up, you will be notified via email (or mail if no email address is provided).  If the items are in and on the shelf, please allow the Library at least 24 hours to fill your request. 


The Great Falls Public Library is a fine free library.