Libraries

Internet access is available in all libraries.

Robert Frost Library
Wednesday – Friday 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED
Special exhibition on view:

Artworks of Tom Fels '67
From May 22 through July, recent artworks by Tom Fels '67 will be shown in the Mezzanine Gallery at Frost Library. Fels, who has had a long career as an independent curator and writer, has begun showing his own art, especially his most recent work in drawing and photography. Particularly popular have been his large cyanotypes, cameraless photographs from nature on paper measuring three by two feet each, which have been shown in the Northeast and abroad. The Mezzanine Gallery is open when the library is open.

Archives and Special Collections, Robert Frost Library, Level A
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday - 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 copies of the Olio and past issues of The Amherst Student. They are also available for deeper research with the collections.

Morgan Music Library
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m. – noon
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
Keefe Science Library, Merrill Science Center
Wednesday – Sunday CLOSED

Museums

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. Our specimens have been collected since 1825 from local areas and around the world. Some displays illustrate the evolution and ecology of major groups of animals and others describe the geological processes that have formed the earth and local structures. Particularly noteworthy is the world-famous dinosaur track collection from the sedimentary rocks of the Connecticut Valley. This collection continues to be one of the largest fossil track collections in the world and most studied. See the museum in depth at a tour or reception.

The Emily Dickinson Museum

280 Main Street, Amherst

Wednesday - Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Emily Dickinson Museum offers guided tours throughout each day. The Museum is in the process of restoring the poet’s conservatory. Admission ranges from $5 to $15. There is no charge for Amherst College students, faculty or staff. Alumni and their families who visit during Reunion receive a 50% discount on tour admission and can apply the admission fees toward memberships in the Friends of the Emily Dickinson Museum. The Homestead was the birthplace and home of poet Emily Dickinson (1830–1886). The Evergreens next door was built in 1856 for the poet’s brother Austin and sister-in-law Susan. For more information, call the museum at (413) 542-8161 or visit www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org.

Mead Art Museum
Wednesday – Thursday 9 a.m. – midnight
Friday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – midnight

The Mead Art Museum holds the world-class art collection of Amherst College--more than 19,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of global culture, all used for teaching and research across the academic disciplines and available for the pleasure and understanding of a diverse public. Collection highlights appear in regularly changing displays. A bookshop and café offer museum publications, postcards, and more. Admission is free, and the museum is fully accessible. See full list of exhibitions currently on view. The Mead is sponsoring a wide variety of tours and receptions at Reunion, along with a special concert celebrating the opening of a new collection.

Yūshien Garden

Amherst College’s Japanese garden is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the Webster building on the basement level