Announcing ARPA Funds Available for Library E-Resources!

Pending Commission approval, the ARPA e-resources budget recommended by the Network Advisory Council will enhance content in existing programs and provide access to new resources for a limited time. Items on the list include:

  • Additional funding, new collections, and a marketing campaign for MontanaLibrary2Go;
  • Enrollment coverage for more schools in the Montana Schools shared OverDrive collection;
  • Expanding perpetual access content offerings in the Digital Public Library of America;
  • READsquared summer reading tracker;
  • Montana newspapers online;
  • Playaways for offline audiobook checkouts;
  • Professional development webinars and e-books for Montana library staff;
  • Emergency response kits for every public and tribal library, to supplement the State Library’s Moodle course in disaster preparedness;
  • Tracking software for the courier network.


These ARPA-funded resources will become available starting in January. Please contact Cara Orban ( for more information.