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Accessibility in the Library

Library support for persons with disabilities


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The Mansfield Library is committed to providing resources and services to all members of the university community on an equal basis.  Our policy is to provide, whenever possible, universal access that enables all library users  to work independently. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to take advantage of our services and to make individualized arrangements with the library for assistance with their independent research or for participating in any of our events and programs.

Services you may be interested in include:

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The Mansfield Library will do its best to meet all modification requests in a timely manner. In order to ensure that we can do so please provide us with your request as soon as possible.  Please be aware that  some requests, such as a sign language interpreter may require up to three weeks advance notice. To request disability related modifications please call 243-6800 or email 

Getting Help

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At the Mansfield Library:

  • Teressa Keenan, Professor
    (406) 243-4592
    Send an Email to Teressa
  • Information Center: Assistance is available during all open hours.
    Call (406) 243-6866 or (800) 240-4939
    Chat, Email, or visit us in person.

At Missoula College:

  • Annie Weiler - Library Technician
    (406) 243-7820
    Send an Email to Annie
  • Information Center: Assistance is available during all open hours.
    Call (406) 243-7820
    Chat, Email, or visit us in person.

More Help

From the University of Montana


Montana Talking Book Library

The Montana Talking Book Library is a regional library of the National Library Service  for the blind and physically handicapped.  They provide services for eligible Montana residents who are unable to use standard print materials due to visual, physical and/or reading disabilities. For more information about how to apply for the Montana Talking Book Library services visit their website.

Other Montana Resources

A listing of other resources available in the state of Montana.  List is maintained by the Montana State Library

Need an accessible text book?

Reading & Using EPUB

ePub iconEPUB is quickly becoming the industry standard for digital publication. EPUB 3 provides a high degree of accessibility and optimizations, making it equally accessible to almost everyone.  Its fully responsive design allows use on any size screen. Users can change the font color and size, background color, listen to the text with read out loud mode and even take notes, create bookmarks  and highlight passages in the text. Available features vary depending on the individual book and the reader being used.

Check out this Reading Systems Guide created by the DAISY Consortium to learn more about different readers available and how to use them.

General Accessibility Awareness & Resources Links