Things You Should Know About the Library

The West High Library is open for teacher's to schedule in classes, for studying, to hold meetings, and accepts students from classes on a hall pass. 

The library is staffed by 2 full time certified teachers. Librarians are certified to teach in a classroom first and then achieve additional certification and education in library science in order to become librarians. 

Freshman Library Orientation

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Library Hours

7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. except

Wednesdays 7:30 to 2:00 pm

On Friday's we close at 2:55 pm

Lunches: Open unless posted otherwise on door

Checking Out Materials

Books from the library check out for one month. Students can then renew the book if they need to as long as there are no holds on the book. 

Students can check out as many books as they think they can handle. If a book is overdue students may not check out more materials until they return their overdue book(s), Students may owe a library fine if the book they checked out is damaged or missing. 

Students with library fines are blocked from PowerSchool access. Seniors will not graduate if they have an overdue book or owe a library fine. 

Students must have their student ID to check out a book. The library does not lend Chromebooks or Laptops, but we do lend cameras and GoPros. Talk to your librarian to find out how you can check out a camera or GoPro. 

Meet the Librarians

Miss Hayley Botnen has her background in English and she has two Master's Degrees, one in Library and Information Science and one in Children's Literature . She went to Simmons College.

Ms. Libby Hoefle has a background in teaching English. She went to Skyview and West for high school. She's a graduate from MSU-B.

Mrs. Erin Regele has her background in History and Social Studies. She attended West High School.  She completed her degree at Montana State University in Bozeman (Go Cats!) and has a Master's Degree in Education from MSU-B.