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 remote learning and teaching. Please check back frequently for updates.
Log into your library account with your NetID (if you're a UM student or employee) or your Montana Borrower account (alumni, retirees, or the general public) to get the most complete search results:*
*NOTE: If you are connecting to wifi on campus using your personal laptop, be sure to connect to the eduroam network (instead of grizzlyguest) for the best experience. Many library resources are inaccessible using the grizzlyguest network. Learn more about how to connect to eduroam.
Below are multiple ways to access help:
*NOTE: Zoom meetings are not recorded. In alignment with the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights, the Mansfield Library advocates for, educates about, and protect people’s privacy, safeguarding all library use data, including personally identifiable information.
For citation assistance:
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.
Access is also now available to the following databases:
We are not circulating physical reserve items during summer session. If we have a reserve item you need, please contact email@example.com or call us at 406-243-4071. We can scan chapters and supply them electronically.
All users (students, faculty, staff, Montana Borrowers, alumni, and retirees) can request books and media by placing holds in OneSearch for curbside pickup or campus delivery. You can view the following video tutorial on how to place a hold for an item below:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any check out-related questions or concerns. We're here to help!
The book drop is currently open to receive materials. If you have a laptop to return, please call the Circulation Department (406-243-4071 or email@example.com) M-F 8AM-5PM to make an appointment to return it. Please do NOT put a laptop in the book drop.
Contact the Circulation Department (406-243-4071 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about materials you have checked out.