Coronavirus Updates

We thank the community for their patience while the library transitions. With over 30,000 cardholders, hundreds of thousands of print materials circulating, and serving a population of over 100,000, the library is a complex system. Librarians are working hard to institute precautions in facilities that will keep us all safe into the future.

Librarians are always available by phone or email: Monday–Friday 10-6. To get in touch with a librarian, email asklib@imagineiflibraries.org or call 406-758-5820.

Learn about NEW OPEN HOURS>

Learn about CURBSIDE PICKUP>

Got questions? Check out our FAQ section.


RECOMMENDED SITES FROM OUR LIBRARIANS

ImagineIF COVID-19 Reference Guide

This ready reference guide provides current and reliable information about ongoing changes to Flathead Valley community services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://imagineiflibraries.libguides.com/flatheadcovid19resources

 

FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC 

Center for Disease Control (CDC) 

Situation summary and overview of the outbreak   

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

MedLine Plus 

Basic guide to preventing and responding to coronavirus 

https://medlineplus.gov/coronavirusinfections.html 

National Library of Medicine 

A portal to research and current data on COVID-19 

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/index.html#Novel_Coronavirus 

 

FOR EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS 

 US Chamber of Commerce Foundation 

A quick response guide for employers 

https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/guidance_for_employers_to_plan_and_respond_to_coronavirus.pdf  

Factsheet for employees  

https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/coronavirus_workplace_tips_for_employees.pdf 

 

FOR INFORMATION ON THE LOCAL RESPONSE 

Flathead City County Health Department 

Stay up to date on current response and infections in Flathead County 

https://flatheadhealth.org/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/  

Updates and information about Montana’s response to COVID-19  

https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt 

 

AVOIDING AND IDENTIFYING MISINFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

NewsGuard 

A list of websites that have shared inaccurate information about coronavirus 

https://www.newsguardtech.com/coronavirus-misinformation-tracking-center/  

World Health Organization 

Infographics explaining common myths about coronavirus 

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters 

Back to Top


FAQs  

Q:  When will you reopen? 

A:  We are currently open at locations with new open hours and special hours for the vulnerable population. Find out more here. 

 

Q:  My holds are saying ready for pickup. Is there a way I can get them? 

A:  You can pick them up during our new open hours or call for curbside pick up. Find out more here.

 

Q:  Can I return library books? 

A:  Yes. Our book drops are now open 24 hours.

 

Q:  I have fines and my account is blocked. Can my account be opened so I can download books? 

A:  We have unblocked as many accounts as possible. If you’re having trouble using your account, please email your library card number to us at  asklib@imagineiflibraries.org and we will do our best to unblock your account.   

 

Q: Can I get a library card online? 

A:  Yes. Sign up for a card HERE and you will have instant access to all of our online resources.   

 

Q: Is the Wi-Fi still on at your buildings? 

A:  Yes. You can access it from outside the building at any time in Bigfork and Kalispell. In Columbia Falls, Wi-Fi is available from 6am-10pm. 

 

Q:  How do I get ebooks and audiobooks? 

A:  Download the Libby App on your mobile device and follow the inapp instructions. For more information, visit Libby.

On a computer, go to Montana Library2Go and sign in with your library card. 

If you need a library card, sign up for one HERE.

 

Q:  Do you have databases I can access? 

A:  Yes. You can work on genealogy, read news articles, find book suggestions and more. Check out our list of databases and other online resources HERE.

 

Q: Do you have resources for parents to use with their children? 

A:  Yes!   

     For teens:  https://imagineiflibraries.org/for-you/teens/ 

     For kids:  https://imagineiflibraries.org/for-you/kids/ 

     And check out our YouTube page for early literacy classes and other activities! 

 

Q: How can I show my support of the library? 

A:  Reach out on Facebook and Instagram to show your support. You can also donate to the ImagineIF Library Foundation at any time.

Back to Top