Montana Shared Catalog

Sharing Groups

Introduction

The MSC’s Sharing Group libraries have agreed to take down walls and share collections for the benefit of their patrons. A patron whose library participates is able to place a hold on an item owned by another partner library in their group. Using a combination of mail and courier service the item is delivered to the patron’s home library.

There are three sharing groups. The original group, called the MSC Partners Resource Sharing Group, was formed in 2004 and includes 31 member libraries and branches located throughout the state. Two other partner groups; 4 Rivers Group with 10 members and Gallatin County Libraries (ex-BridgerNet) with 5 members also share patrons within their respective regions. 

What libraries are involved?

4 Rivers Sharing Group Boulder Community Library
Dillon Public Library
Madison Valley Public Library – Ennis
North Jefferson County Library District – Clancy and Montana City
Sheridan Public Library
Thompson-Hickman Madison County Library – Virginia City
Three Forks Community Library
Twin Bridges Public Library
Whitehall Community Library
Whitehall K-12 School Library
Gallatin County Libraries Belgrade Community Library
Bozeman Public Library
Manhattan Community School Library
Three Forks Community Library
West Yellowstone Public Library
Partners Sharing Group Bitterroot Public Library – Hamilton
Darby Community Library
Drummond School-Community Library
Fallon County Library – Baker
ImagineIF Libraries
  • ImagineIF Kalispell Library
  • ImagineIF Bigfork Library
  • ImagineIF Columbia Falls Library
  • ImagineIF Marion Library
  • ImagineIF Lakeside (pickup location only)

Glendive Public Library
Hearst Free Library – Anaconda

Laurel Public Library
Lincoln County Libraries

  • Libby Public Library
  • Eureka Public Library
  • Troy Public Library

Livingston-Parky County Public Library

Miles City Public Library
Mineral County Public Library – Superior

  • Alberton Branch Library

Missoula Public Library & Branches

  • Big Sky HS Branch Library
  • Frenchtown School and Community Library
  • Seeley Lake Branch Library
  • Swan Valley Branch Library
  • Missoula Web on Wheels
  • Lolo School & Community Library
  • Potomac Branch Library
North Valley Public Library – Stevensville
North Lake County Library District – Polson
Plains District Library
Prairie County Library – Terry
Rosebud County Library – Forsyth and Colstrip 
  • Bicentennial Library of Colstrip
Stillwater County Library – Columbus
Whitefish Community Library

Information

Partners Sharing Group How to Join
Partners Sharing Group Membership Preparation Plan
Partners Sharing Group Membership Policies and Procedures
Partners Sharing Group By-Laws
Partners Sharing Group Memorandum of Understanding
Partners Sharing Group Contact List
Sharing Group Delivery Service Hints
Courier Routing Slip
Courier Info
Courier Destination Chart
You Can Have It All Poster
Partners Sharing Group Order of Holds Fill Matrix
4 Rivers Sharing Group Standard Operating Procedures
4 Rivers Sharing Group Contact List
4 Rivers Sharing Group Courier Flow Chart
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