There's so much to check out (literally). Our physical and electronic collections house thousands of resources for you to use, including:
A course reserve is an item that an instructor has asked us to take from the main stacks and only allow students to use for an abbreviated period (traditionally, 1-4 hours), usually for in-library use only. Instructors do this so students can share a library-owned source to complete class readings or research.
Course reserves are held at the Circulation Desk on Level 3. Learn more about how to search for course reserves here.
Located on Level 4, Archives & Special Collections holds unique and valuable historical collections that document regional history:
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Research Guides are created by the library to help you find the information you need.
Not finding what you need? Submit an interlibrary loan request! If we don't have an item, our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) team can usually request materials from other libraries.
Articles, papers, and book chapters requested through ILL are delivered to you via email. You can also request scanned copies of book chapters or articles from the library's physical collections.
You'll receive a notification when an ILL item arrives at the library. Just ask at the circulation desk! We can also mail items to your home, but we limit our at-home shipping services to users who live more than 50 miles away from campus. We pay for postage to send it to you, but you are responsible for return postage.
Can't make it to the library? You can designate someone else to pick up your items using this form.
The reference desk is located in the library lobby and is staffed Monday-Friday, 10:00am - 4:00pm. There are a few ways you can reach us:
Feel like you need some extra face time? Librarians are available for one-on-one or group research consultations. Email us to set up an appointment.
Through the library, you have access to RefWorks, a citation management tool that can make your life a lot easier! You can use RefWorks to organize articles for different projects, generate bibliographies quickly, and easily add in-text citations to your paper.
Follow this link to get started with RefWorks. Select "Create an Account" and use your @umontana.edu email address to create your profile.