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Circulation Period
Books, books on CD and magazines are checked out for 28 days and may be renewed if there are no holds on the item. DVDs are checked out for 7 days and may be renewed unless there is a hold on the item. Books tagged with "NEW" and other high demand items may be limited to a 2-week check-out.
How many items can I check out?
There is not a fixed limit on the number of books or books on CD you can check out.  Because they are in high-demand, DVDs and New Book check-outs are limited to 5 per household.

Library Card
There is no fee for Richland County residents. If you are not a Richland County resident or landowner there is a $10 fee per year for an individual card or $15 per year for a family.  To get a card, you must bring Photo ID and proof of your LOCAL mailing address.

  • Send a fax - $0.75 per page (up to five pages)
    • $0.50 for each additional page

There is no fee to use the internet, but you must bring your card or get a guest pass at the front desk. Printing is available at a charge of $0.10 per page for black and white and $1.00 per page for color.

  • $0.10 per side for letter (8x11) and legal (8x14)
  • $0.20 per side for 11x17
  • $1.00 per side for color

Interlibrary Loan
If we don’t have the item you are looking for, you can request that we try to borrow the book from another library.  If another library is willing to lend the item, it can take from a few days to two weeks to receive, so please give us plenty of time to process your request. Just stop by the library and fill out a request form. A library card is also required.

We ask for a $2 donation to help with the postage, paid when the item is picked up. If items are not picked up a $2 charge will be added to your account.

You will be charged the cost to repair the item, which depends on type of damage, materials needed, and time used to make the repair. If damage is severe or it will cost more to fix than replace, you will be charged replacement cost plus a $5.00 processing fee.

Additional Information
For the complete Policy Manual, please ask at the Library front desk.

Contact Us
Sidney-Richland County Library

121 3rd Ave. NW
Sidney, MT 59270


Ph: (406) 433-1917
Fax: (406) 433-4642

Monday, Friday, Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday
11:30 am - 7:00 pm

Richland County
201 W. Main
Sidney, MT 59270