Our goal is to provide equitable library services for students and faculty off campus. As a student, staff, or faculty member at UM, you are entitled to useful and easy to use library services and resources no matter where you are. Explore the services and instructions below, and contact us with any questions.
Use Credo's Information Literacy – Core, a set of online videos, tutorials, and quizzes covering information literacy and critical thinking, as well as related topics and skills, to get started with your research and expand your skills. You will learn how to:
Library resources can be accessed from the library homepage.
If you are currently enrolled in UM-Missoula off-campus courses, defined as those UM-Missoula courses that are received or taught away from the Missoula campus, you can request that books that are part of the Mansfield Library’s OneSearch system be mailed to you (as long as you are not also registered for classes on the Missoula campus).
Once a request is made and you receive a text or email telling you the item is available, respond to the message letting us know that 1) you are an online student requesting we mail you the material and 2) your address. We will then send the item to you in a mailer with a return address label on it. You will be responsible for mailing the material back before the due date.
For books, theses, dissertations, or other materials not owned by the Mansfield Library that you need, utilize your local library and their interlibrary loan service.
For further clarification on what can and cannot be requested, please contact Interlibrary Loan personnel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-243-6736.
As an online student, you can request articles and book chapters, either owned or not owned by the Mansfield Library, through Interlibrary Loan. You will get an email from email@example.com with a link to an electronic version of the article or chapter when it is available.
See the box above for information on books and other physical items.