The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Wadsworth Library at the Mount Ida Campus

tel: (617) 243-1961

 Reserve a Group Study Room

Technology and Space

The Wadsworth Library has 11 desktop workstations (10 PCs, 1 Mac), access to the campus wireless network, and a black and white and color printer, copier, and scanner.  Open quiet study spaces are available.

Study Rooms at the Wadsworth Library

There are 3 glass study rooms, each with a large screen that can be connected to a laptop.

Other study spaces on the Mt. Ida campus

Additional available study spaces include the co-working space on the third floor of the Campus Center (one floor above dining) and the Shaw Hall living room. 


For students, faculty and staff of UMass-Amherst, the UCard is the Library card.
Resident and Alumni Borrowing

Massachusetts residents and UMass Amherst alumni - complete this form if you are not a UMass or 5 College Faculty, student or staff member. The process will be completed when you arrive in person to pick up your card. We require a current valid state-issued photo ID and may require additional documentation for identity and address verification purposes.          PLEASE NOTE: New applicants will be subject to a borrowing limit of ONE ITEM for up to 30 days until an identity/address verification process has been completed. (Please make sure to select Wadsworth Library Mt. Ida campus as the card pickup location on the application form.)

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

The UMass Amherst Libraries will provide electronic copies of articles or book chapters on request, and will borrow materials not available in our collections from other libraries. You can read more about our services at Interlibrary Loan FAQ or click the button below to login using your UMass Amherst NetID and password to submit your request (first time users will be directed to a short registration form).

Login to Interlibrary Loan/Library Express


 If you are located in the Newton area, you can return items borrowed from the UMass-Amherst Libraries at the UMass-Amherst Mount Ida campus in Newton, MA at the Wadsworth Library branch. There is an outside bookdrop at the front entrance to the Wadsworth Library (Building 18) accessible at all hours

On the Amherst campus, Books, DVDs, and Interlibrary loan materials can be returned to outdoor book drops located at the Du Bois Library, Robsham Center, or Lederle Lowrise.

Eligible Patron TypeBorrowing PrivilegesLoan PeriodUMass Amherst Electronic ResourcesUMass Interlibrary Loan
UMass Amherst Students Yes 90 days Yes Yes
UMass Amherst Faculty & Staff Yes 180 days Yes Yes
Five College Students, Faculty and Staff Yes 90 days On-site use only No
MA State Resident Borrowers Yes 28 days On-site use only No
UMass Amherst Alumni Yes 28 days On-site use only No
Active BLC and MCCLPHEI Affiliates. BLC requires authorization from home institution.     On-site use only No


Electronic/off-campus resource access

The UMass Amherst Libraries subscribe to many online resources subject to license restrictions that limit off-campus access to UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff only. You can access these resources through the Libraries website. When prompted, login with your NetID and password.

Research Guides

Looking for the best resources? We've got course guides, research guides, and more. Just ask!

Help with research or a course project

Need help developing a research topic or locating sources for in-depth research? Want assistance with citing sources? Book a research session today! This one-on-one research consultation service is available for all current Mt. Ida Campus of UMass Amherst faculty, students, and staff. We are here to assist with any research assignment at any stage of the research process!

Services for students

Assistive Technology Center (ATC)

Located in Wadsworth Library, the ATC offers instruction, training, and support for assistive technology tools to any member of the University community. The ATC provides a workspace and access to specialized software and tools for individuals with an ADA-defined disability. If you have questions about the ATC, please email

Course Reserves

Course Reserves consists of items instructors have chosen to support regular course materials and allows many users to have equal access. Reserves items can be accessed electronically

Learning Resource Center Tutoring services 

Writing Center Tutoring Services

If you'd like to discuss your writing one-on-one with a tutor, you can make an online appointment with the Writing Center. You will be asked to register for an account and then will be prompted to make an appointment with a tutor on the Amherst campus. You will need a computer with a camera and microphone for the online appointment.

Services for faculty


Partner with us to help your students succeed! We'll work with you to teach them about the research process, how to be critical users of information, and how to be successful researchers. We can work with you to:

  • Provide targeted instruction and programs to support your students
  • Develop research assignments, class assignments, and learning objects
  • Create course guides to help students understand the research process and complete assignment

Request a session

Digital Course Material Reserve requests

Faculty can request to have library staff place digital materials on reserve for classes.  Please allow up to two weeks for processing of requests.

Reserve request form

Contact us:

100 Carlson Ave.
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 243-1961



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Wadsworth Library