The library provides many options for searching for information. OneSearch is often the best place to start; here you can find a wide variety of resources including books, newspapers, magazines, journal articles, digitized collections, movies and more all from a single search. OneSearch connect you to resources owned by the Mansfield Library and 15 other Montana academic libraries.
The Mansfield Library lends materials in accordance with its circulation policies. Questions and requests for accommodations should be directed to Information Center staff.
Users with disabilities may designate a proxy borrower to enable someone else to check out items for them. The user, not the proxy borrower, remains responsible for all items checked out via the proxy. Use our online authorization form or stop by the Information Center and a circulation supervisor will assist you with setting up a proxy borrower account.
Holds may be placed on items found in the library catalog and users will be notified via email when the item is available for pickup at the Information Center Level 3 counter. Users with campus mailboxes may request delivery of items.
Library staff at the Information Center & Circulation Desk, Level 3, are available to retrieve library materials for users who need assistance. Library staff will make every effort to immediately retrieve the needed material within the limitations of staff availability. When planning extensive library research that requires the retrieval of multiple volumes, contact Disability Services for Students for assistance.
No-cost, self-service book scanners are available for all library visitors. They are located on level 3 of the Mansfield Library near the Paw Print and allow easy copying of most library materials converting them to multiple file types, including screen-readable PDFs. Please note that these machines do not have text-to-speech capability. Fee based scanning services are available at the Paw Print
Tech support staff at the Information Center can help with small amounts of scanning. For larger scanning projects please contact a supervisor in the circulation department at the Information Center in advance to make arrangements to discuss your disability-related needs and to request assistance.
Print material that cannot be made accessible using assistive technology may require the aid of a reader. Students requiring a reader should first contact Disability Services for Students.
Rare and fragile materials often cannot withstand use on specialized equipment, and rare materials cannot be removed from the library. Users should arrange access to these materials by contacting Archives and Special Collection.
The library owns a large collection of media in a variety of formats. Many of our videorecordings contain closed captions and audio recordings, such as those found in our oral history collections, have accompanying transcripts. If you need assistance with media materials please ask at the Information Center, a tech support staff or a circulation supervisor will work with you to provide alternative formats of audio-visual materials on an as-needed basis.
Faculty are committed to making course-related audio-visual materials accessible to students with disabilities by arranging for closed captioning, decoding or interpretive services. Please let your professor know if this will affect you. Research and Instruction Librarians the Mansfield Library are happy to assist faculty with locating captioned or transcribed copies of audio-visual materials for use in their classes.
Wheelchair accessible workstations and workstations with reading and speech recognition software are available on Levels 2 & 3; and on the main floor at Missoula College.
A link on the login page opens the Windows Ease of Access Center and includes a magnifier, on-screen keyboard, narrator, Windows speech recognition, and a range of options to optimize settings.
Access to electronic resources includes access to content created by outside vendors, and some older material that may vary in level of accessibility and usability. Visitors requiring assistance accessing these electronic resources should request assistance at the Information Center or contact Teressa Keenan / (406) 243-4592
The UM NetID and password provide access to the library’s catalog, electronic databases, full-text of electronic journals, and a growing collection of electronic books.
Users may request electronic delivery of articles and book chapters regardless of whether the library owns the print material or not. Electronic delivery will be provided in screen readable PDF format.