Getting a Library Card
Your student UMF ID + a library barcode = your library card.
Bring your student ID to the main desk (on the right as you enter the library) and ask for a barcode. It just takes a few seconds!
You will need a library barcode to check out books and to request books available at other URSUS or MaineCat libraries and have them sent to the Mantor Library for you.
Use URSUS to find books and e-books. Items in the Mantor collection will have a location of Farmington Stacks. To limit your search to items available in Mantor Library, select "University of Maine at Farmington" instead of "Search Entire URSUS Catalog".
Items from other libraries can be requested using a library barcode (get one added to your UMF student ID at the Access Service counter on the 1st floor). Requested items usually arrive in 3-5 business days.
New to library research? This tutorial will help get you started finding books.
Click on the tabs above for more information about searching for books, finding books in the Mantor Library, requesting books from other URSUS libraries, expanding a book search to MaineCat libraries, requesting MaineCat books, and getting books from other libraries using WorldCat and Interlibrary Loan.
If you have questions about finding information on your topic or need assistance using library resources, go to the CARES tab in this tutorial for information on how to contact a Mantor librarian for help!
Table of Contents
You can use this tutorial by moving sequentially through each of the numbered tabs above or skipping to a specific section by choosing the appropriate tab.
Step 1 - URSUS (online catalog)
Step 2 - Keyword Searching
Step 3 - URSUS Search Results
Step 4 - Finding Books in Mantor Library
Step 5 - E-Books in URSUS
Step 6 - Books at Other URSUS Libraries
Step 7 - Requesting Books from Other URSUS Libraries
Step 8 - Expanding a Search to MaineCat
Step 9 - Requesting a Book from MaineCat
Step 10 - WorldCat and Interlibrary Loan
If you need help searching for books or have other research questions, click on the CARES tab to learn about the library's Consult A Research Expert Service for UMF students.