The Jeannette Rankin Peace Center’s (JRPC) multi-media library provides educational materials to the greater Missoula community. It contains more than 2,500 books, DVDs, videos, audio tapes and periodicals to help build and foster a community consensus for peace, justice and protection of the environment.

The catalog will be available online on May 1. This will allow you to look up materials by topics, titles, authors and by material type (books, cds, etc.).

The Library endeavors to provide a wide selection of resources for teaching: non-violent conflict resolution and the history of non-violence; awareness of global social justice issues and crises; environmental stewardship; sustainable lifestyle practices; media literacy; grassroots democracy;and much more.

The Resource Library focuses on the following 14 broad categories of holdings:


The library has more than 2000 books, videos, audio tapes and periodicals.

  • American Civil Rights
  • American Diversity Issues: Afro-American, Asian-American, Lesbian & Gay, Native American.
  • Animal Rights Issues
  • Children’s Peace and Conflict Resolution Literature & Teacher Resources
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Economics
  • Environmental Issues – including Sustainable Lifestyles and Food Production
  • Health – Mind, Body and Women’s Issues
  • Montana – State History and Issues of the Northwest
  • Peace – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives
  • Politics – History and Issues
  • War – History, Perspectives and Nuclear Disarmament
  • Women’s Studies – Literature, Issues, History and Health
  • World Cultures

Resources may be checked out six days a week from 10am until 7pm during the summer, and 10am to 5pm during the winter. Books, videotapes, and audio items are loaned for a two week period.

Donations Tax Deductible

If you have books, magazines, videos, audio-tapes, audio-CDs, or periodicals on the above topics that you are interested in donating to the library, please contact us. Gifts are tax-deductible.

Notice For Teachers And Instructors

Enhance your students’ educational experience.

The library has curriculum materials for teaching about history, self-governance, cultural topics, the environment, and of course peacemaking. Material is available for elementary school through high school.

A variety of mailings, newsletters, newpaper articles and other resources are available in the library files. Magazine publications ranging from: E- Enviromental Magazine, to Yes!, to The Nation, and Harpers Monthly are accessible for in-library use six days a week from 10 am to 7 pm.