Saturday, February 24, 2018

Ray Dale

BHC Library now has online driver’s license test materials available

Literary Junction
At the Big Horn County Library, we have more than 31,000 books and well over 5,000 DVDs. Any books we do not have, we can usually find at another library who will loan books to us so we for our patrons. 
 
One would think, with that much available, we could find about anything a person might be looking for. There is one thing, however, we have never had since I began working here nine years ago: manuals for taking the test to obtain a Montana driver’s license. As of now, that has changed.
 
Back in September 2017, Donelle was contacted by the group Driving-Tests.org, who asked if we would be interested in their program of making driving tests available to our patrons. Long story short, a collection of Montana Motor Vehicle Department practice tests are now available on the Big Horn County website. It is free of charge for the library and patrons, and it does not collect any personal information. It includes unlimited online access to the DMV manuals; state-specific DMV practice tests for the car, motorcycle and commercial driver’s license (CDL) exam simulator; and DMV-related questions and answers.
 
So now, the next big question: How does one get to this site? It actually is remarkably easy. 
 
First, go to the county website: www.bighorncountymt.gov. This takes you to the county’s homepage with a picture of Big Horn Lake. At the top of the page is a green navigation bar with “Big Horn County” on the left side and a variety of options on the right side. 
 
From those options on the right side of the green navigation bar click on “Departments.” A drop down menu will appear. From that down menu, click on “Library.” If you then see a picture of the Big Horn County Library at the top of the page, you are in the right place. 
 
Scroll down this page until you see a green tab that says “Free DMV Practice Tests.” Click on this tab and it is here that you will find, manuals, practice tests, exam simulator and more. Simply click on the type of license you are interested in, then choose from the options available. 
 
Anyone with access to the internet can get to this site. You do not have to be at the library in order to use this resource. Should you have trouble accessing the site, feel free to call us at (406) 665-1808 and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have.
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