Check Out Materials

The Check Out Desk is located near the front entrance of Mansfield Library at the Information Center. The Check Out Desk checks out, shelves, and retrieves materials and group study room keys. We search for missing items, assign study carrels, set up rooms for events, organize and lend Course Reserve materials, schedule videos for classroom use and post syllabi. For more in-depth information about fines, fees, damaged materials, etc., read the full policy or contact us at 406-243-4071 or library.circ@umontana.edu.

How to Check Out

To check out library materials you must present a current, valid picture ID. Place holds, renew materials, cancel pending requests, and determine if fines have been assessed, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through your OneSearch account. You can also authorize another person to check out materials on your behalf.

Check Out Policies by Status

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.

Materials and Equipment 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. 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 Recorders 3 hours $.50/hour
Portable DVD Players 3 days $10/day
Calculators 3 days $.50/hour
Typewriters* 3 hours $.50/hour
Yellow UBikes 3 days $10/day
Bike locks 3 hours $.50/hour
LP to CD Stylus* 3 hours $.50/hour
A Set of Thirty Pairs of Headphones 3 hours $.50/hour

From Tech Support 

Description Checkout Period Overdue Fines
Conference Packs (Webcam & Speaker/Microphone) 3 hours $.50/hour
Headphones* and Headphones with Microphone 3 hours $.50/hour
Flash Drives 3 hours $.50/hour
Flatbed Scanners 3 days $10/day
Laptop Computers 3 days $12/day
Universal Notebook Power Adaptors Available at Tech Desk
Macbook Charger with Adaptors 3 hours $.50/hour
Thunderbolt to VGA & Thunderbolt to HDMI cables 3 hours $.50/hour
Mini USB to VGA cables 3 hours $.50/hour
USB Card Readers 3 hours $.50/hour
Gogglecams (Ski Goggles with Built-in Camera) 3 days $10/day
GoPro Cameras 3 days $8/day
Portable DVD Players 3 days $10/day
Portable Optical Drives 3 days $10/day
TI-83 Plus Calculators 3 hours $.50/hour
Standard Calculators 3 hours $.50/hour
Typewriters* 3 hours $.50/hour
Tablets (Nexus & iPad) 3 days $12/day
Playstation 3 Controllers, Consoles, and Cables 3 days $.50/hour
Snapchat Spectacles 3 hours $.50/hour

Equipment to Check Out From Payne Family Library at Missoula College

Description Checkout Period Overdue Fines
Laptops 2 days $12/day
HDMI Cords 3 hours $.50/hour
GoPro Cameras 2 days $8/day
iPads 2 days $10/day
Nexus Tablets 2 days $10/day
TI-83 Calculators  2 hours $.50/hour
TI-83 Calculators 24 hours $.50/hour
TI-84 Calculators 2 hours $.50/hour
TI-84 Calculators 24 hours $.50/hour