Montana Library Federations

Public libraries in Montana are organized by region into federations, groups of libraries working together to provide a broader range of resources and services than individual libraries alone can offer. These federations were developed by the Montana State Library Commission to give all Montanans access to a public library and, through it, the library resources within their area, the state and the nation. In 1999, the Legislature expanded the law to allow other types of libraries to participate in the federations, including school, academic and special libraries.