BridgerNet / Gallatin County Resource Sharing Group
All libraries in the Montana Shared Catalog consortium share the Symphony integrated library system (ILS), as well as access to system support and training. The Gallatin County libraries, sometimes also called BridgerNet Sharing Group, also share materials. Patrons in Gallatin County can place holds on items owned by other libraries in the group. Using regional transport and courier service, the item is delivered to the patron’s home library or any Gallatin County library for them to pick up. Gallatin County libraries agree on shared circulation rules, practices, and procedures to ensure smooth interactivity for patrons throughout the system. Member libraries meet four times a year to discuss consortium business.
Mission of BridgerNet Consortium
The BridgerNet Consortium shares an automated catalog and circulation system which maximizes resources of the member libraries for the residents of Gallatin County.
Belgrade Community Library
Bozeman Public Library
Manhattan Community School Library
Three Forks Community Library
West Yellowstone Public Library
Gallatin County / BridgerNet is a closed sharing group and is not able to add new libraries; libraries interested in sharing partnerships are encouraged to look at the Partners Resource Sharing Group.
BridgerNet Consortium Guidelines
BridgetNet Guidelines are under revision in 2024; updated guidelines will be posted to this page when available.
MSC Resource Sharing Groups
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Partners Resource Sharing Group
About the Partners Resource Sharing Group The Partners Resource Sharing Group (Partners) is the largest library sharing group in Montana. While all libraries in the Montana Shared Catalog (MSC) consortium share the Symphony integrated library system ...
4-Rivers Resource Sharing Group
About 4-Rivers While all libraries in the Montana Shared Catalog consortium share the Symphony integrated library system (ILS), as well as access to system support and training, the 4-Rivers Resource Sharing Group ("4-Rivers" for short) libraries ...
Partners Sharing Group - Policies and Procedures
Partners Policies and Procedures - About For general information about Partners, including how to join, visit the Partners Resource Sharing Group page. These elements are essential for every Partner member’s success: Membership requires a commitment ...
Circulation - Sharing Group Rules
About This article lists the approved circulation rules for sharing groups in the Montana Shared Catalog. Items Circulating Throughout Sharing Group All circulation rules in this section (exempting non-circulating) are 2 renewals and fining / ...