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Courtesy Borrowers

Area residents, including Hi-Line high school students, are welcome and encouraged to use the Vande Bogart Library facility. Hi-Line elementary and junior high school students are also welcome when accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

The Vande Bogart Library endeavors to act as a back up agency in support of both Hi-Line schools and public libraries. The local librarian can function in a liaison capacity.


  • Library cards

Area residents may complete an application for a library card on their initial visit to the Vande Bogart Library. Library cards are issued to persons 18 years of age or older, and to any high school student for whom a parent or legal guardian has signed a card application. The card will be mailed to the applicant within a few days, may be used immediately upon receipt, and will be valid for one year from date of issue.

  • Loan Periods

The cardholder may have two books checked out at a time.

A valid library card must be shown to check out material.

Most materials in the book stacks can be borrowed for three weeks.

A three week renewal is permitted in most cases. Renewals can be made at the Circulation Desk in person with materials in hand; via telephone (265-3706, ext. 3037); or via email to  Renewals will not be permitted if other patrons have requested the library to hold the material for them.

Periodicals (magazines and newspapers), reference books, and certain other restricted materials do not circulate outside the library for courtesy borrowers.

All library materials are subject to recall when needed for reserve.

  • Overdue Material

The person who borrows library material accepts all conditions and policies of the Vande Bogart Library and is responsible for the material that s/he has borrowed. If the material is lost or damaged, the borrower will be charged for replacement cost plus a processing fee. Overdue items will be fined  50 cents per day.  Materials not returned by the end of the semester will be billed to the borrower.

Failure to return or pay for materials will result in suspension of library privileges and/or revoking of the library card.

  • Library Equipment

Certain equipment and areas in the library are for Montana State University-Northern faculty, staff, and student use.

Last Updated: 04/01/2017
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