Thank you for your support of our staff as we manage services in our new library system, FOLIO. As with any migration, you may notice errors or temporary issues. Please contact us for help or questions, and thank you for working with us through this necessary maintenance. Learn about the migration and get tips on searching Discover.
Amherst College students are invited to apply for a research fellowship with the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections. The Lane Fellowship provides up to five fellows with financial and research support while using historical and rare source materials for arts projects.
Following a cohort-support model, Fellows will work with library staff and support one another in the process of growing creative research skills and critically engaging with archival structures and processes. Students are encouraged to follow their curiosity, and identify manuscript material or items of interest in our collections to use as inspiration or to draw directly from in produced works. Projects may make use of additional materials as well.
Looking for research support? Meet with the Peer Research Assitants, a team of students trained by librarians to provide drop-in research support to other students. Peer Research Assistants can help students with getting started on a research paper, navigating library databases, finding books, formatting citations, and more! Find them in Frost Cafe on Sundays from 3-5 and Mondays & Wednesdays from 8-10PM; or in the Science Center cafe area on Sundays from 3-5 or Tuesdays from 8-10PM.
The Amherst College Library is happy to welcome everyone back for the 2022-23 academic year. Please come visit!