Circulation Department

In support of the University of Montana—Missoula’s mission to pursue academic excellence, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library facilitates the intellectual and creative pursuits of all members of the University community and supports their informational, educational and cultural development as global citizens.

Circulation oversees the lending, shelving, maintenance, and retrieval of Mansfield Library materials and media, and also checks out: headphones, e-book readers, DVD players, calculators, typewriters, and keys for Group Study Rooms, Student Learning Center, and the Buckhous Room. Additionally, Circulation conducts searches for items missing from the shelves, assigns study carrels, sets up rooms for special use, organizes and lends Course Reserve materials for classes, scans Course Reserve materials or provides copies for instructors using campus Learning Management Systems (e.g. Moodle), posts Course Syllabi, and opens and closes the building.

You can place a HOLD on a book or media item or government document, etc. in the Library catalog regardless of whether it is checked out, sitting on the shelf in the Mansfield Library, or at one of our partner libraries. Simply search the library catalog, choose an item from the result list, and on the next screen you will see an option on the right side to click HOLD. Follow the instructions, e.g. choosing your campus from the drop down menu for Pick Up At field, and you will be notified via e-mail when it is available for pick up at the Mansfield Library Information Center counter. If the material is on the shelf and coming from one of our partner libraries, it will be delivered via U.S. Postal Service and Campus mail and typically takes 1 and 3 days to become available. If you have a campus address and wish to have the item delivered, instead of picking it up, reply to our email or telephone notification message, ask for delivery of the item, and supply your address. When you are finished with the item or when it is due, return it to the library in person or via campus mail.

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