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Libraries and Museums

Robert Frost Library
Wednesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Frost Café (Robert Frost Library, Main Level)
Thursday – Saturday

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunday Closed
Archives and Special Collections, Robert Frost Library, Level A
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Morgan Music Library
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m. – noon
Saturday and Sunday Closed
Keefe Science Library, Merrill Science Center
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Internet access is available in all libraries. 

Archives and Special Collections

A Level of Frost Library, one flight down from the circulation desk

Wednesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Archives and Special Collections houses Amherst College's rare books, literary manuscripts, recorded information of unique value and materials that document the college and its history. The Archives will be open for anyone interested in browsing old Olios and copies of The Amherst Student. They are also available for deeper research with the collections.

The Emily Dickinson Museum

Emily Dickinson Museum, 280 Main Street, Amherst
(413) 542-8161

Wednesday – Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Open House: Saturday, June 1 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The museum offers several tour options, including a 90–minute tour of both the Homestead and The Evergreens, a 40–minute tour of the Homestead and a landscape audio tour narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur '42, P'73, G'14. Tours are offered throughout open hours; tour size is limited, and tours are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A daily tour schedule is posted at the Museum. Wear your Amherst College name tag for half-price admission. Admission ranges from $4 (youth) to $12 (adult). Please call (413) 542-2947 (or dial x2947 from a campus phone) or visit our website if you have any questions. There will be a special open house on Saturday, June 1, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. There is no charge for the open house.

Beneski Museum of Natural History
Wednesday – Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Beneski Museum of Natural History houses outstanding collections and exhibits that include vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, minerals and other geologic specimens collected locally and around the world since 1825. Particularly noteworthy is the world-famous dinosaur track collection.

Mead Art Museum
Wednesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The Mead Art Museum holds Amherst College's distinguished collection of more than 18,000 works of art representing virtually every historical period, national school and artistic medium. Highlights appear in changing displays. Admission is free. The museum is fully accessible. Coffee drinks are available at the Mead Bookshop Café.

Yūshien Garden

Yūshien is open daily when the Webster building is open. Come see it on your own at any time. Tours are also available on Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m., please see the Reunion Program.

Special Tours and Events

Click here to see our search-able program.

Special Exhbitions on View

(Listings to be posted early 2014)

Mead Art Museum
Frost Library
Archives and Special Collections

Upcoming Events

Virtual Lecture - Prof. Austin Sarat
April 24, 2014 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Southern Connecticut - Reception with President Biddy Martin
April 24, 2014 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

New York - NESCAC Alumni Happy Hour
April 24, 2014 | 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Philadelphia - RESCHEDULED Evening of music by the Chamber Music Society
April 24, 2014 | 8:00 p.m.

Amherst Today
April 24 - 25, 2014

May 28 - June 1, 2014


Contact Us
Main Phone: 413.542.2313