Welcome to the Mansfield Library and Payne Family Library's Remote Research & Instruction Guide. 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 for research or instructional purposes no matter where you are studying or working. Explore the services and instructions throughout the guide, and please contact us with questions!
This guide provides timely information that assists UM students and faculty transition to remote learning and teaching. Please check back frequently for updates.
Logging into your NetID (if you're a UM student or employee) or your Montana Borrower account (alumni, retirees, or the general public) will give you the most complete search results:*
*NOTE: If you are connecting to wifi on campus using your personal laptop, be sure to connect to eduroam (instead of grizzlyguest) for the best experience. Many library resources are inaccessible with grizzlyguest. Learn more about how to connect to eduroam.
In addition to the 200+ databases the library provides for the UM community (via NetID access off-campus), below are resources currently free in response to the virus outbreak, including many that offer eTextbooks and eBooks.
Physical Course Reserve materials are not available while the Mansfield Library is closed. Whenever possible we will provide electronic copies of physical Course Reserve materials, and we will purchase electronic versions if available. Please contact email@example.com or call us at 243-4071 if you need access to a Course Reserve item.
For the time being, we are unable to loan books or make appointments for individuals to browse the stacks. Submit requests for all articles, either owned by the Mansfield Library or not, through Interlibrary Loan. This link is also listed on the library website. You will get an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to the article when it is available.
Due dates have been extended to the end of the semester or upon further notice. As of this year, University of Montana students, faculty and staff no longer receive overdue fines on general items. However, failure to renew or return an item after it is 40 days overdue will result in the item being billed to the borrower as lost. Users can renew general items online from the library website by logging into their My Library Account. Please visit our Check Out Policies page for more details and contact the Circulation Department (406-243-4071 or email@example.com) if you have any check out-related questions or concerns. We're here to help!
Please return items at the end of the semester. We are not currently accepting items back, the book drop is closed and we are not receiving mail. Contact the Circulation Department (406-243-4071 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about materials you have checked out.
At this time, we have temporarily suspended ILL services for physical items. It is still possible to use ILL to receive electronic articles via email. We strive to provide the most efficient turnaround time possible for requests (usually 1-4 days), although wait times may currently be longer than usual.