Public Library Standards - Current Drafts

Current Drafts of Proposed Changes to Public Library Standards

The following document is the current draft 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.

November 2020 draft for proposed changes to the Public Library Standards

Draft Public Library Standards Road Map - this document builds on the foundation of the essential public library standards. It is a library development tool designed to help libraries move toward excellence - individually and collaboratively with other libraries.

Previous Drafts of Proposed Changes to Public Library Standards

Spring 2020 draft of the Public Library Standards listed in Administrative Rules

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.