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The Mission of the Belgrade Community Library is to empower a community of lifelong learners.


Board of Trustees

The Board regularly meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the library. These meetings are open to the public; however, please contact the library director if you have an item you would like added to the agenda.

Cynthia Cheney, Chair
Pamela Knowles, Vice Chair
Bob Coughlin
Brad Cooper
Chrysti Smith

For the exact dates and times of the Library Board of Trustee meetings, please see the Library Calendar for details.

Staff Directory

​Gale Bacon | Library Director

Sarah Creech | Adult Services Coordinator

Meghan Salsbury | Youth Services Librarian

Aaron Canen | Technology Administrator

Kathleen Godfrey | Circulation Specialist

Rebecca Meredith | Library Aide

History of Library

The Belgrade Community Library was established in 1932 by the Belgrade Women’s Club. It was housed in the city offices. In 1934 volunteers began building a new log structure on Main Street and on January 24, 1935, the library moved into the “Log Cabin.” This was home for the library until 1989 when again community volunteers came together and built the facility at 106 N. Broadway and the library moved once more. In 2002, a new addition to the library was built, adding 5500 square feet.

Current Statistics

Belgrade Community Library has more than 45,000 items in the collection, as well as nearly 8,000 registered borrowers. The Library receives more than 6,000 visits from borrowers per month.

Library Services

The library offers a full range of services including reference materials, periodicals, internet and computing. Please visit the library services page for more details.

Library Programs

Belgrade Community Library offers programs of interest to children, teens and adults. Attendance at all programs is free and open to the public. Please visit our Library Calendar for a full list of upcoming programs.

Belgrade Community Library Policies

ADA Compliance Policy

ADA Reasonable Accommodation Request Form

ADA Service Delivery Discrimination Complaint Form

Art Selection Policy

Circulation Policy

Belgrade Overdue Item Process

Collection Management Policy

Collection Management Policy – Request for Reconsideration Form

Computer Use Due Process Policy

Confidential Records Policy

Confidential Records Policy Disclosure Form

General Policies

Laptop Policy and Agreement

Library Patron Behavior Policy

Library Services Policy

Library Programs After Hours Policy

Library Services Exhibit Release Form

Meeting Room Policy

Meeting Room Policy Form

Memorial Donation Policy

Memorial Donation Form

Organizational Structure Policy

Organizational Chart

Public Access Network Policy

Reviewing Library Policies

Staff Development Policy

Teen Book Club Policy

3D Printer Policy

Referenced ALA Documents

ALA Code of Ethics

ALA Exhibit Spaces and Bulletin Boards

ALA Free Access to Libraries Minors

ALA Freedom to Read Statement

ALA Library Bill of Rights

ALA Library-Initiated Programs as a Resource

Referenced Montana Code Annotated Documents

Montana Code Annotated Library Records Confidentiality Act