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Accessibility in the Library

Library support for persons with disabilities

Mansfield Library

Driving directions to Campus

Built in 1974, the Mansfield Library is an accessible building located south of the University Center.


The main entrance is located on the north side of the building directly across from the University Center. It is accessible with slight angular ramping.  Automatic openers are located on the far left/east (door 1) and the far right/west (door 8) on the exterior doors. After passing through the exterior doors you are in the vestibule.  Two doors to the interior of the library are also equipped with automatic door openers.  These are inline with the accessible exterior doors;  door 1 (far left/east) and door 8 (far right/west). After the inner doors you will pass through security devices that are wheelchair accessible.


Elevator access is provided to all floors of the building. The two banks of elevators are located on the East side of the building.  After entering the building turn left and proceed approximately 60 feet; You will pass through another set of doors (these doors are always propped open unless there is an emergency, such as a fire, requiring them to be closed); There is a stairwell in line and approximately 25 feet beyond the set of open doors. The two elevators are located to the left and right of the stairway.  Note, the main level, or ground floor of the library is the 3rd floor; there are 2 levels below and 2 levels above.

Areas of Rescue Assistance

Locations designated for rescue assistance are located on each floor on the landing by the elevators.


Accessible restrooms are located on all floors.


Accessible parking is located in the University Center parking lot between the University Center and the Mansfield Library and on the ground floor of the parking garage adjacent to and east of the Mansfield Library.


Barriers exist on Level 2 at the west end within the shelving areas. Twenty-three shelves of books are inaccessible for wheelchairs. Please ask for assistance at the Information Center, we are happy to retrieve materials or suggest alternative resources.

Payne Family Library at Missoula College

Driving directions to Missoula College


The Payne Family Library at Missoula College is located in the River Campus building (1205 East Broadway Street) 1 floor below the main entrance in the North East corner of the 'river level'.


The main entrance to the River Campus is located on the north side of the building. This entrance has automatic door openers on both the exterior and interior doors. An elevator located directly in front of the main building doors may be used to reach the library. The door to the library is just west (left) of the elevator and is also equipped with an automatic opener. As you enter the library you will pass through a security device that is wheelchair accessible.


Accessible restrooms are available on every level of the River Campus building near the elevator.


Accessible parking is located in front of the main building entrance.


Books may be located on shelving that is not easily reached due to height. If you are unable to easily or safely navigate through the space or to retrieve materials, please ask for assistance or call ahead to schedule your arrival; we are happy to  welcome you to the library, retrieve materials or suggest alternative resources.