Public Library Standards - Current Drafts

Current Drafts of Proposed Changes to Public Library Standards

The following documents are current drafts of the proposed changes to the public library standards. Public libraries would be required to meet the Essential Standards to receive funding from the Montana State Library.

The Administrative Rules of Montana lists the proposed changes to the essential and excellent standards. The draft forms for interpretation are designed to help libraries understand the purpose, intent, and meaning of the essential and excellent standards. They provide guidance for libraries.

Proposed Changes to the Public Library Standards listed in Administrative Rules - PDF

Essential Standards Draft Form for Interpretation – PDF

Excellent Standards Draft Form for Interpretation – PDF

Public Comment Process

Have a question or concern? Like to suggest changes? There will be several opportunities to comment.  Please see Process for Adopting New Standards for more information about the process and public comment period.