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There are two ways to get your library card. There is a one business day waiting period once an application for a library card has been received.
Register in Person: The quickest and easiest way to get a library card is to stop by the library during our regular business hours. We will need photo identification and proof of your local mailing address when you submit your completed application. If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must sign your application.
Register via Electronic Message: You can message us on Facebook, text or email a picture of your drivers license and proof of address, along with your phone number and email address. We will get the card started for you and this will give you access to all of our electronic resources. You will need to finish the application process the next time you visit the library to check out physical items.
You can get an out-of-county card If you live outside Richland County. You have to bring photo ID, proof of your mailing address, and pay the out-of-county fee. The charge is $10/year.
DVDs are limited to 5 per household. We do not limit the number of books, magazines or books on CD.
Yes, items can be renewed over the phone, just call us at 433-1917 during our business hours. Items cannot be renewed if another patron has placed a hold, and we may limit renewals on high-demand items like DVDs and other popular or new materials.
Yes, the library provides fax services. Faxes may be sent and received at the library.
Yes. Copies are $0.10/page for black & white, or $1.00/page for color.
Books and magazines are checked out for 28 days, except in the case of new or high-demand items, which generally have a two-week check-out. If your item has a limited check-out, you will be told when you take it.
If you lose a book you will be charged the replacement cost of the book plus a $5 processing fee.
Yes, the library greatly appreciates donations. For a complete list of acceptable items or for more specific questions please contact the library at 433-1917. Please bring your donations to our circulation desk during our business hours. Once items are donated they become the property of the Sidney-Richland County Library.
The library works in partnership with a worldwide organization, Better World Books. All Items not added to our collection are sent to their main sorting facility. The library receives a percentage of the profits for any materials that can be sold through their online book store. Other materials are distributed worldwide to areas in great need. Any remaining books are recycled. Upon request, the library can provide a receipt for tax purposes.
Yes, there are computers for patrons and visitors to use.
Non-resident cards are issued to those who live in the region, but outside Richland County. The cost is $10/year for individuals/couples and $15/year for families.
All offices of Richland County are open 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday, with the exception of the following Holidays:
Visit the Staff Directory to find all Richland County department and staff contact information.
To contact the City of Sidney, please follow the link, or call (406) 433-2809. To contact the Town of Fairview, please follow the link, or call (406) 742-5616.
Vehicle registration, and license plates are obtained through The Richland County Treasurer’s Office. The Treasurer’s office is located on the second floor of the old courthouse at 201 W. Main St, in Sidney. Title work cannot be completed after 4:45PM, so if you’re attempting to transfer a title please arrive prior to that time.
Certified copies of your Montana birth certificate can be obtained at the Clerk & Recorder’s office. The Clerk & Recorder’s office is located on the third floor of the old courthouse, at 201 W. Main St, in Sidney.
The cost of each certified copy is $8.00 payable by check or cash only. Please bring photo ID with you.
You can apply for your passport at the Clerk of District Court’s Office. Their office is located on the second floor of the Law and Justice Center at 300 12th Ave NW, in Sidney. For additional details, please call (406) 433-1709.