The library includes two service areas along with the Administrative office:

Navigate to each service area for an overview of key services, contact information and related content. Employee information is located in the employee directory.

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Administration houses the Office of the Dean of Libraries and supports day-to-day activities of the library.

Contact Us

Contact us by calling 406-243-6800 or stopping by; we're located on the main level of the Mansfield Library. Contact Xavier Kneedler-Shorten, Assistant to the Dean,

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Information and User Services

The Information and User Services of the Mansfield Library supports the materials, lending, research, teaching and learning needs of University of Montana students, faculty and staff. We provide research and instructional services to enable access, evaluation and use of the library’s online, print and media information resources at both the mountain campus and Payne Family Library at Missoula College on the river campus .

Key Services

Research Assistance

Assistance is available in person at the Reference Desk and by phone, email, or chat. 

  • Staff are available in-person from 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.
  • Call us at 406-243-6866 or 800-240-4939. Staff are available from 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.
  • Email us: Ask a Librarian. Messages will be responded to within 24-48 hours.
  • Staff are available to chat from 10:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:00pm Monday through Friday. Our Chat with/Email a Librarian option is located in the lower right corner of each web page.

Library Instruction

Library instruction is course integrated. Instruction librarians work with teaching faculty to integrate information literacy concepts and skills into course curricula. Librarians also teach for-credit classes and offer internships. Community instruction is provided, per request.

Contact Natalie Bond, interim service area head, at 406-243-4402 or at


Located near the front entrance of Mansfield Library, circulation is an integral part of day-to-day activities. Circulation oversees the lending, shelving, maintenance, and retrieval of Mansfield Library materials and media. Learn more about checking out materials.

Contact us at 406-243-4071 or

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan obtains research materials not owned by the Mansfield Library for faculty, staff and students.

Contact us at 406-243-6736 or


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Collection and Metadata Services

Key Services

Key services are provided by Archives and Special Collections, Bibliographic Description and Processing, Digital Initiatives, and Acquisitions & E-Resources. Read more information about each department below. 

Archives and Special Collections

Located on level four of the Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections helps to document the history of the region through its unique and valuable manuscript and print holdings. Visit the Archives and Special Collections website for more information.

Contact us at 406-243-2053 or

Digital Initiatives

Digital Initiatives administers ScholarWorks, delivers ScholarWorks services and manages digitized collections of rare and unique materials, providing online access to the University of Montana’s research and creative scholarship and to information about the people, places and events of Montana and the region.

Contact Wendy Walker, Digital Initiatives Librarian, at 406-243-6004 or at

Bibliographic Description and Processing

The Bibliographic Description and Processing unit provides descriptive metadata, cataloging, data integrity maintenance, labeling, and processing of all received materials including media, books, and government documents. The continued data maintenance, addition of subjects, descriptors, and summary information to the online record of each individual item assists users in finding and obtaining the resources they need.

Contact Teressa Keenan at 406-243-4592 or at

Acquisitions and E-Resources

Acquisitions and E-resources manages the purchasing and intake of all new material in all formats. This includes managing of book purchases, database subscriptions, online content additions, and physical media acquisitions.

For e-resources questions, contact For acquisitions questions, contact

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