James E. Shanley Tribal Library was dedicated in September 2012. This striking facility houses the tribal library and computer lab. James E. Shanley Tribal Library was named in honor of Dr. James E. Shanley, retired Fort Peck Community College President, who was instrumental in Indian Country Higher Education for 40+ years and a tremendous library advocate.
The Library opened in September 2012 in a brand new facility which will be expanded during the next year to include IT training area and archives. The expanded library computer lab provides word processing and World Wide Web access, as well as subscription databases free of charge to students and the community.
The Library has been designated a Tribal Library by the Tribal government and, as such, serves the whole reservation population as the major resource/research center for students, faculty, community and professionals. As an academic library, the Library will provide services and support for all courses offered at Fort Peck Community College.
The Library collection includes over 10,000 titles and 123 periodicals with periodical support being added by an online database funded by the Montana State Legislature. The Library is automated and materials are as close as a keystroke. Interlibrary loan is provided by a statewide consortium, which has made World Cat available online. World Cat makes library holdings from all over the U.S. available to Fort Peck library patrons.
Anyone who resides on or near the Fort Peck Reservation or is a student at FPCC can obtain a card at Fort Peck Tribal Library. Children under 18 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian to use the Fort Peck Tribal Library. The Library has received funding and support from various charitable, federal and state resources. The Library has competed for and received federal grants. These grants have assisted the Library in full automation and several collection development projects with other libraries on the reservation and statewide. All these resources, as well as material contributions from individuals and other organizations and a general fund budget continue to enhance the Library resources and service capabilities.
Please contact the library for remote access passwords to the databases listed below.
American Indian Experience
The American Indian Experience (AIE) is a full-text digital resource exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States.
Designed, developed, and indexed under the guidance of Loriene Roy, the first Native American President of the American Library Association, and a team of American Indian librarians and scholars to meet the needs of teachers and their students, librarians and their patrons, researchers and the general public, The American Indian Experience offers access to an online library, featuring more than 150 volumes of scholarship and reference content, hundreds of primary documents, and thousands of images. From Pre-contact to the present day, from the Inuit of the north to the Seminoles of Florida, AIE is meant for anyone wishing to learn more about America’s Native Peoples.
Ancestry.com Library Edition
Ancestry.com Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more.
“CINAHL Full Text”, “Environment Complete,” “Chilton’s Automotive Guide” and “Small Engine Repair” and “Coin Career Library” have been added to the databases available from EBSCO which are accessed by using:
Ethnic Newswatch is a full-text subscription database containing newspapers, magazines, journals, and newsletters of the ethnic, minority, and native press. Designed to provide the other side of the story, ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press.
GED Preparation Information
GPO Access provides free public access to full-text, official Federal information; Federal information finding aids; and Federal products for sale.
Great Falls Tribune Montana
Newspaper covering national and northern Montana news.
Montana Library Network Catalog and WorldCat Interlibrary Loan Resources
Resources for access to books available at other libraries, also includes access to any information provided by the state of Montana, such as census, maps, hunting regulations and much more.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
World Book Online
Available to all Fort Peck Tribal Library patrons. Please ask the Library for user name and password.