Check Out Materials

The check out desk is located near the front entrance of Mansfield Library inside the Information Center. The check out desk is run by our circulation department and includes the lending, shelving, maintenance, and retrieval of materials and media. Additionally, circulation conducts searches for items missing from the shelves, assigns study carrels, sets up rooms for special use, organizes and lends materials on course reserve for classes. See the circulation policy for more information. Contact us at 406-243-4071 or library.circ@umontana.edu.

How to Check Out

To check out library material you must present a current, valid picture ID. You can access your circulation accounts, place holds, renew materials, cancel pending requests, and determine if fines have been assessed, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through your library account.

Items Available to Check Out

The check out desk and tech support are both located at the Information Center. The checkout period and overdue fines apply to all users; items with an asterisk (*) can be checked out by Montana Borrowers. See Privileges by Affiliation below for other user policies. Please give us a call at 406-243-6866 if you have questions. 

From the Check Out Desk

Description Checkout Period Overdue Fines
Headphones* 3 hours $.50/hour
Digital Voice Recorder 3 hours $.50/hour
Portabe DVD Player 3 days $10/day
Calculators 3 days $.50/hour
Typewriters* 3 hours $.50/hour
Yellow UBikes 2 days $10/day
Bike lock 3 hours $.50/hour
LP to CD Stylus* 3 hours $.50/hour

From Tech Support 

Description Checkout Period Overdue Fines
Conference Pack (webcam & speaker/microphone) 4 hours $.50/hour
Headphones* and Headphone with microphone 4 hours $.50/hour
Flash drives 2 hours $.50/hour
Flatbed Scanner 3 days $10/day
Laptop Computers 3 days $12/day
Universal Notebook Power Adaptor (alone) 4 hours $.50/hour
Macbook Charger with Adaptor (alone) 4 hours $.50/hour
Thunderbolt to VGA & Thunderbolt to HDMI 2 hours $.50/hour
Mini USB to VGA 2 hours $.50/hour
USB Card Reader 2 hours $.50/hourplay
Gogglecam (ski goggles with built in camera) 3 days $10/day
GoPro Camera 3 days $8/day
Playstation 3 Controllers 2 hours $.50/hour
Portable DVD Player 3 days $10/day
Portable Optical Drive 3 days $10/day
TI-83 Plus Calculator 2 hours $.50/hour
Standard Calculators 2 hours $.50/hour
Typewriters* 2 hours $.50/hour
Tablets(Nexus & iPad) 3 days $12/day

Equipment to check out from Mansfield Library at Missoula College

Description Checkout Period Overdue Fines
8 laptops 2 days $12/day
3 laptops 3 hours $1/hour
2 HDMI cords 3 hours $.50/hour
1 GoPro Camera 2 days $8/day
1 iPad 2 days $10/day
1 Nexus tablet 2 days $10/day
2 TI-83 Calculators 2 hours $.50/hour
2 TI-83 Calculators 24 hours $.50/hour
8 TI-84 Calculators 2 hours $.50/hour
4 TI-84 Calculators 24 hours $.50/hour

Privileges by Affiliation

Material Checkout Period* Fees/Fines Assessed Services
Books 3 weeks
  • Overdue $.50 per day
  • Media/Journals fine $1 per day
  • Reserve fine $.50 per hour
  • Recall fine $1 per day
  • Lost/replacement/Processing fee assessed
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Remote database access
  • Place hold/recall
  • Reserve
Bound journals 3 weeks
Media 3 weeks
* All items subject to recall
Material Checkout Period* Fees/Fines Assessed Services
Books 1 year
  • No overdue fines
  • Lost/replacement/Processing fee assessed
  • Recall fine $1 per day
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Remote database access
  • Place hold/recall
  • Reserve
Bound journals 1 year
Single journals 1 year
Media 1 year
* All items subject to recall
Material Checkout Period* Fees/Fines Assessed Services
Books 4 months
  • Overdue $.50 per day
  • Media/Journals fine $1 per day
  • Reserve fine $.50 per hour
  • Recall fine $1 per day
  • Lost/replacement/Processing fee assessed
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Remote database access
  • Place hold/recall
  • Reserve
Bound journals 4 months
Media 4 months
* All items subject to recall
Material Checkout Period* Fees/Fines Assessed Services
Books 3 weeks
  • Overdue $.50 per day
  • Media/Journals fine $1 per day
  • Reserve fine $.50 per hour
  • Recall fine $1 per day
  • Lost/replacement/Processing fee assessed
  • In-library database access
  • Place hold/recall
  • Reserve
Bound journals 3 weeks
Media 3 weeks
* All items subject to recall
Material Checkout Period* Fees/Fines Assessed Services
Books 3 weeks
  • $50 annual cost (Alumni Office)
  • Overdue $.50 per day
  • Media/Journals fine $1 per day
  • Recall fine $1 per day
  • Lost/replacement/Processing fee assessed
  • In-library database access
  • Place hold/recall
Bound journals 3 weeks
Media 3 weeks

* All items subject to recall

Borrower must be a current member of the University Alumni Association

Material Checkout Period* Fees/Fines Assessed Services
Books 3 weeks
  • Overdue $.50 per day
  • Media/Journals fine $1 per day
  • Reserve fine $.50 per hour
  • Recall fine $1 per day
  • Lost/replacement/Processing fee assessed
  • In-library database access
  • Place hold/recall
Bound Journals 3 weeks
Media 3 weeks
* All items subject to recall
Borrower must be 15 years of age, have a Montana address and a picture ID.

Circulation Policy

For more in-depth information about fines, fees, damaged materials, etc., read the full circulation policy or contact us at 406-243-4071 or library.circ@umontana.edu.