We make every effort to ensure that everyone may access the resources of our library, including online resources through our website. If you cannot access a resource or service, please contact us.

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower

Missoula Public Library has joined the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to support people with disabilities that may not be immediately visible, such as autism, dementia, mental health issues or learning difficulties.


People can choose to wear a lanyard bearing a sunflower logo as a subtle way of letting others know that they have a non-visible disability and may require additional support, assistance or a bit more time. Ask a Missoula Public Library staff member about the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, or for a Sunflower lanyard to wear while you visit the library.


Find out more about the Sunflower at the Hidden Disabilities website.

Service Animals In the Library

Service animals must meet the definition stated in the Amendment to the Americans With Disabilities Act, Subtitle A of Title II (42 USC 12131): As of March 15, 2011, only dogs are recognized as service animals under titles II and III of the ADA

  • The animal is out of control and the animal’s handler does not take effective action to control it
  • The animal is not house broken
  • The animal is behind the Coffee Shop counter where food is prepared

The handler will be  given the opportunity to participate in the service, program or activity without having the service animal on the premises.

The service animal shall be under the control of its handler by means of


  • harness, leash, or other tether, unless either the handler is unable because of a disability
  • or otherwise under the handler’s control by voice, signals, or other effective means

The library is not responsible for the care or supervision of a service animal.

Web ACcessibility Statement

This website has been designed to comply with level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. We’re constantly testing and making improvements to make our website accessible, including working with third-party experts to ensure this website stays compliant.

This website uses some PDFs to convey information, such as our policies. We’re currently making efforts to ensure that all PDFs are accessible via a screen reader. We’re also currently converting our PDFs to web content, wherever possible.

To improve the viewing of our PDF files, you can download the latest version of Adobe ReaderTM on the Adobe website

If you’re having trouble viewing any PDF content, please contact us.

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