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Science and Engineering Library (SEL)
Lederle Graduate Research Center, Lowrise - Room A273
Telephone: (413) 545-1370 Fax: (413) 577-1534

The Science and Engineering Library features librarians, research help, and information sources in the fields of

• Agricultural sciences • Environmental conservation and science
• Astronomy • Food science
• Biochemistry • Geosciences
• Biology (except medicine and health) • Mathematics and statistics
• Chemistry • Microbiology
• Computer science • Physics
• Construction and building technology • Polymer science and engineering
• All fields of Engineering • Veterinary and animal science

Most medicine- and health-related materials are in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library

Agriculture-related materials are split between Du Bois and SEL


Technology and space to work
SEL has 75 PCs available for public use, plus wireless access to the campus network; color and b&w printers and copiers, and a scanner. Eight group study rooms on the entry level floor each with a computer and white boards, many large and small tables for group or solo work scattered throughout the library create a good place to work.

Reference librarians, hard-copy book and journal circulation, instruction in library use, and help with research.
Contact Paulina BorregoNaka Ishii, or Maxine Schmidt to make an appointment for classroom library instruction or individualized research help, including patent research.

Find your department's librarian on Academic Liaison Program - Liaison Librarian Assignments.

If you wish to donate science or technology books or other materials to the Library, please contact your department's Liaison Librarian.

Link to Library Hours

Department Staff Title Area Code 413 E-mail address
James Borkowski Tiered Reference Assistant & Reference Desk Coordinator 545-1371
Paulina Borrego Science and Engineering Reference Services Librarian 545-7891
John Caranci  Branch Library Assistant  577-3277
Robert Charles Science and Engineering Circulation Services Evening Supervisor  545-6734
Naka Ishii  Science Librarian 545-1656
Karen Markham Branch Library Assistant 545-4457
Maxine Schmidt  Head, Science & Engineering Reference Librarian 545-6739
Cynthia Spell Science Cataloger  577-2631
  Science Librarian for the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing    
Robert Stevens Web Database Developer 577-0913


All COURSE RESERVES are available on the Lower Level of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.

Mailing Address:

Science and Engineering Library
Lederle Graduate Research Center, Lowrise, Rm A273
University of Massachusetts Amherst
740 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9306  

Shipping (UPS) Address:

Science and Engineering Library
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
South College Loading Dock
University of Massachusetts Amherst
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9275


Last Edited: 18 October 2013