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Giving to the Library

The mission of the Amherst College Library is both ambitious and simple: to provide our students, faculty, and the global reading public with access to the universe of information; and to ensure that Amherst students learn the skills necessary to conduct serious and meaningful research throughout their lives.

We pride ourselves on our devotion to excellent teaching; our enterprising and even audacious efforts to rethink publishing; our uncompromising advocacy for equitable and unlimited access to information; and our fierce commitment to the liberal arts.

If you believe in these goals or in any of the specific efforts described below, please contact Bryn Geffert, the Librarian of the College:; 413-542-2212. Help us maintain and develop the best liberal arts college library in the world.

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General fund

The library always welcomes unrestricted contributions. No amount is too small to make a difference. A contribution here takes three minutes.

Amherst College Press

Imagine that Amherst College, through its library, became a leader in transforming academic publishing. More ...

Digital Programs

How can you provide scholars, researchers, and readers around the world with the riches of the Amherst Library? More ...

Librarian of the College

The Amherst College Library has no named position at its head. More ...

Papers & manuscripts

A cautionary tale, some plans, and aspirations for our archives. More ...

Collection development

Help us continue building an extraordinary liberal arts collection. More ...

Research fellowships

Support students keen to do research in exotic locales, and scholars from exotic locales keen to do research at the Consecrated Eminence. More ...