Interlibrary Loan


The Research Center loans newspapers on microfilm and oral histories on cassette tape to other libraries in the U.S. and Canada.

Loan Policies

  • Loan requests must come from a library.
  • Loaned materials cannot be removed from the requesting library.
  • The loan period is 30 days from the ship date with 1 renewal. Late fees will not apply if renewal is requested before the original due date.
  • Microfilm must be returned in a box, not a mailing envelope.
  • Shipments are restricted to 5 reels of microfilm or 5 oral history interviews (up to 10 cassette tapes) per patron.
  • New shipments will not be sent until current shipment is returned.


  • Montana and other US Libraries: no charge
  • Canada libraries: $20.00 per shipment, payable in U.S. funds
  • Late fees are $0.50 per item per day

Pre-payment is not required. Invoices will be sent at time of shipment. Questions about interlibrary loan should be directed to Maggie Meredith at or (406) 444-9526.


Submit a Request

Interlibrary loan requests must be submitted by a library.

Place ILL request online

Submit ILL request by mail (PDF)

No faxed or telephoned requests will be accepted.