Our Mission

State Library

The Montana State Library (MSL) helps all organizations, communities, and Montanans thrive through excellent library resources and services.

The Montana State Library Commission is authorized in 22-1-101, MCA, and is further authorized to give assistance and advice to all tax-supported or public libraries and to provide services for the blind and for individuals with physical disabilities, 22-1-103, MCA, to administer a state publications depository library program, 22-1-212, MCA, and to provide standards and consistent collection and maintenance of commonly available land information, 90-1-402, MCA, and to maintain a natural resource information system including the Montana Natural Heritage Program, 90-15-101, MCA.