EnChroma Glasses for color blindness now available in Frost!


We now have EnChroma glasses available for checkout at the circulation desk in Frost! EnChroma glasses enable individuals who are red-green color blind to see an expanded range of colors more clearly, vibrantly and distinctly. You can check them out for a day at a time. Learn more at the EnChroma website.

Museum & Symphony passes available at Frost!


Visit the Pioneer Valley Symphony or Brattleboro Museum for FREE

Frost Library now has a limited number of symphony & museum passes available for loan at the front desk. Amherst College faculty, staff, and students can borrow a pass to see a Pioneer Valley Symphony (https://www.pvsoc.org/) performance or take a trip to the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (https://www.brattleboromuseum.org/) at no cost! Please email the Circulation team at libcirc@amherst.edu for more details about borrowing passes.

Past News & Events

The Letters of Emily Dickinson


Book Launch Celebration: Wednesday, April 3, 4:30 pm, Frost Library Reading Room, 1st floor. Editor Cristanne Miller and Brooke Steinhauser (Senior Director of Programs at the Emily Dickinson Museum) will discuss a new edition of Emily Dickinson's correspondence. Registration & Hybrid Event info here.

View the Letters: Original letters from Amherst's Emily Dickinson Collection are on display on the first floor of Frost this week, or view them anytime on Amherst College Digital Collections.

Women & Work Book Display


Throughout the month of March, Frost will highlight books that broadly cover the theme of women and work as we celebrate Women's History Month. 

You can find the display near Frost Cafe, and all books are available for checkout.

LitFest Books Available through Frost


Don't miss Litfest 2024, Thursday, February 22 through Sunday, February 25!

Many of the LitFest author/presenter books are available through Frost Library. Stop by the display on the first floor to check out a print copy, or find e-books here.

50 Years of Hip-Hop Book Display


This past August, hip-hop turned 50! For Black History Month, we're highlighting titles that explore the influence and impact of hip-hop, including biographies of landmark artists, album compilations, histories, and more. Come view the display on the first floor of Frost, near the café.

Weekly Thesis Write-ins


Wednesdays from 7-10 pm
Room 211, Frost Library

The weekly thesis write-ins offer a quiet space for thesis writers to get together and write, read, and research regularly.

Peer Research Assistants coordinate the write-ins and will be on hand to offer motivation & support (plus snacks and coffee/tea) to fellow thesis writers.

A Newly Discovered Verse by Emily Dickinson


A transcription of a previously unknown verse by Emily Dickinson has been found in a letter in the Cushing-Tuckerman-Esty Family Papers in the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst. 

In this new post on the Archives & Special Collections blog, Mimi Dakin (Public Services Manager, Archives) provides background and context on this discovery, as well as brand-new digital images of the letter. 

Exhibit in the Beyond Words Gallery (2nd floor of Frost)


We are excited to announce a new student art exhibition in Frost's Beyond Words Gallery.  The exhibition, "Student Art from The Indicator", highlights 15 pieces inspired by writing from its last two issues, Bridges and Reverence. Check out this wonderful exhibition, which will run through January 2024. The Beyond Words Gallery is located outside of the Collection Management Offices on the 2nd floor of Frost.

Interested in exhibiting in the Beyond Words Gallery next semester? Learn more about the process and fill out a proposal!

Peer Research Assistants offering extended hours!


The Library's Peer Research Assistants have expanded their hours and are now available to meet with students for drop-in appointments on Sundays from 3PM - 11PM! They continue to host hours from 5-9PM, Monday - Thursday as well.

Peer Research Assistants are students who are trained to provide drop-in research support to other students. They are available to help students with getting started on a research paper; navigating library databases to find sources; finding books on a specific topic; formatting citations; and other research-related questions. Stop by during their hours, and learn more about them at the link below:

Peer Research Assistants Fall 23

Library guide for graduating seniors


Hey seniors! Wondering about your library privileges after Amherst? Check out our new guide for graduating seniors, which includes information about alumni database access, how to access resources through your local libraries, what to do before you graduate, and how theses can be accessed.

Graduating Seniors Guide

Ancestral Bridges Exhibition 


“Ancestral Bridges: Celebrating Black and Afro-Indigenous families who lived and worked in Amherst in the 18th through early 20th centuries,” an exhibit of historical photographs and artifacts, will be on view in Frost Library  through the summer of 2024.

This exhibition, the first partnership between the Ancestral Bridges Foundation and Amherst College, seeks to center this long-neglected aspect of town history and to reveal the rich and complex lives of the Black and Afro-Indigenous community of Amherst.

Check the exhibition out, and explore the exhibition website:

Ancestral Bridges Exhibition