Dear Staff, Faculty, Students, and Community members of Gail Horton Library,

Due to the recommendation of Montana Bible College, the Library will be closed to the public until further notice. Library staff will extend all community due dates through the end of April, and fines accrued in the last week will be forgiven.

For students the library will maintain the Spring Break hours this week, and will be closed the following week (March 23-26). As assignments are still due next week, the library will open by prearranged appointments. If you need into the library for any reason (printing, checking out books, reserve reading) you will need to make an appointment with Christa, Hattie, or myself. Please note that we do not have unlimited availability for appointments. If possible please keep appointments for library use between 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. We will try to accommodate your schedule as best we can. Appointment can be made by calling (406) 586-3585 ex. 25 or by emailing lorman@montanabiblecollege.edu or cforsythe@montanabiblecollege.edu.

If you need to check books out, please email a list of the books you would like to the librarian available for your appointment (use the online catalog link on the library page to browse books). They will be checked out and ready to go when you come for your appointment. If you are out of town for the next week and need resources, the librarians can scan and email limited pages of resources (1 chapter or less). We highly recommend the use of the theological database for any research papers. If you need help finding articles we would be happy to do so.

We will also be limiting the number of students allowed in each room to less than 8. This should not be a big change as it is unusual to have 8 or more students in a room.

Library student service jobs will not be filled until classes resume.

Faculty, if there is anything the library can do to support you in the coming weeks please let us know! We will do our best to make this time as easy for you as we can.

The library will be taking some cautionary measures such as wiping down books as they are returned, and wiping down hard surfaces and handles regularly, and using gloves (as available) to handle books.

Thank you for being understanding in this unique time period!
Larissa Orman

Austin Ruhl