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Services for Alumni and Community Members

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries are open to the public. There are many services and resources available from the libraries on campus.

Getting to Campus

Directions | Parking and Campus Maps

General Library Information

Hours | Locations and Phone Numbers

Borrowing Materials
Find out who can borrow and loan/renewal policies.

Computer Use
Discover locations for public computers and software availability.

Copying, Faxing, Printing and Scanning
Learn about locations of copiers, prices, features, UCard vending machines, etc.

How to Get A Library Card and Information for Visiting High School Groups

Visit in person or electronically the Integrated Sciences and Engineering Library, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, East Asian Collection, Government Documents and Patents, Law Collection, Maps, Special Collections and Archives, and the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies.

User Behavior and Library Building Policies
Includes information on cell phone use, food and beverages, privacy and confidentiality and more.


If you are planning to do extensive research during your visit, we suggest you contact a subject specialist librarian prior to your visit.

Ask a Librarian
View Reference Desk hours, or contact a reference librarian by phone, email, instant messenger, or by appointment.

Five Colleges Library Catalog
Search for books, journals, and other materials by author, title, subject, keyword, call number, journal title, etc.

Research Databases
Access our subscription, electronic databases to locate full-text articles and search indexes to the literature of a subject from public library computers. Remote access to most databases is restricted to UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff.List of public access (unrestricted) indexes and databases.


Zotero is a free downloadable extension for the Mozilla Firefox browser.  It can save bibliographic citations, articles, and images; and can create bibliographies.  Citations can be shared or backed up creating an account on the Zotero server.  View an introduction to Zotero.


Last Edited: 25 January 2015