The George C. Ruhle Library, located at park headquarters in West Glacier, collects published and unpublished materials related to Glacier National Park and makes these resources available to park staff, researchers, and the general public. The library collection consists of more than 7,000 books, periodicals, theses, dissertations, government documents, reports, rare books, audio-visual materials, and more.
Online ResourcesSome library and museum resources have been digitized and placed online. Digitization efforts are ongoing.
Montana Memory Project: This site contains digital collections relating to Montana’s cultural heritage. Glacier’s contributions include historical photographs and documents such as Superintendent Annual Reports.
Integrated Resource Management Applications (IRMA): The IRMA Data Store contains documents and datasets about natural and cultural resources at Glacier and other parks.
Library HoursLibrary hours fluctuate depending on the time of year. Appointments are strongly recommended. Please make use of the catalog and other online resources before coming to the library.
Contact InformationAnya Helsel
Phone: (406) 888-7932
Fax: (406) 888-5824
George C. Ruhle Library
PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936
Support the Library
Join the Glacier National Park Conservancy. This organization is the official non-profit fundraising partner of Glacier National Park. It helps provide funding for park projects, programs, and services, including the library.
Donate. The George C. Ruhle Library is always seeking donations to enhance its collection. Contact the librarian for information about donating books or other materials.
Volunteer. For information on volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page or contact the librarian.
Last updated: April 29, 2022