The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Music & Media Collection

The UMass Amherst Media Collection contains thousands of titles in a variety of audio and video formats, including VHS, DVD, CD, audio-cassette, LP, and CD-ROM.

How to browse these materials

DVD's, Music CDs and CD-ROMs are located in the 6th floor Media Collections area. Visit our newly renovated Music and Media area to browse our selection of DVDs, music CDs and Music Monuments, and to use our high quality listening and viewing equipment.

VHS Videocassettes, LP's and audiocassettes are in basement storage. Please use the Request Item function in the Libraries' catalog.  You will be notified by email when requested items are available for pickup at the lower level Circulation/Reserves service desk.


Our viewing and listening facilities on the 6th floor contain televisions with VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray players. Our listening equipment will play CDs, audiocassettes, and LPs. Viewing and listening receivers can also take line-in audio or video via HDMI or RCA input. 

Viewing and Listening Rooms

Available on a first come, first served basis and are not bookable.