Staff Open House
The Amherst College Employee Council and the Library invite staff and faculty to an Open House Wednesday, March 20, 1-3 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of analog and digital fun and discovery throughout the library: scavenger hunts in the stacks, contests of dexterity and nerd skill, muskets, high-res scanning demos, a database petting zoo, tours, the world’s largest magazine, food, prizes, and absolutely no shushing.

copelandArt in Resarch / The Place of Research in Art
Tuesday, March 12. 4:30 p.m. in the Friendly Periodicals Reading Room. Copeland Fellows Idan Cohen, Eric Leonardson, Matana Roberts, & Artist in Residence Rebecca Tolley reflect on modes of research in their sound, video & performance work, and explore how their creative process shapes the work they produce. Co-sponsored by Frost Library and the Copeland Colloquium. Part of a yearlong series exploring the intersections of research and the arts. 

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Need a charger for one of your Apple devices?
Frost Library now has a variety of chargers you may borrow. Although not an exhaustive selection, we have chargers for iPads, iPhones (excluding 5s), and several MacBook models (Pro, 13”, 15”, and 17”) to borrow for up to 4 hours; ask at the Frost Circulation Desk. Similar MacBook chargers are also available to borrow at the Computer Center in Seeley Mudd; check with the Help Desk there. And remember that Frost and Keefe Science Library also have scientific calculators that circulate for 4 hours at a time.   


Spring Faculty Book Party

Please join us Thursday, February 21 at 4PM in Frost Library's Friendly Reading Room to celebrate recent publications by Amherst College faculty. Discussions will focus on Laure Katsaros’ exploration of the images of the mid-nineteenth-century city in the poetry of both Whitman and Baudelaire in New York-Paris: Whitman, Baudelaire, and the Hybrid City; Chris Dole’s Healing Secular Life: Loss and Devotion in Modern Turkey, and Krupa Shandilya’s translation of Muhammad Hadi Ruswa’s novel, Junun-e-Intezaar, The Madness of Waiting, with Taimoor Shahid. The authors will each be introduced by a colleague, followed by a presentation about their work, including comments on their research and writing process. This event is free and open to the public; light snacks will be provided.

PPVpowPay Per View article access
The library now has a Pay Per View (PPV) program for journals we used to get in big packages from Elsevier (ScienceDirect) and Wiley. The library will pay for individual articles that you view, rather than subscribe to hundreds of titles that weren’t used. We’re hoping this change will help combat the rising costs of journal packages that we increasingly can’t afford while maintaining seamless access to what you need. For more information about our switch to Pay Per View, visit the pay per view article access information page. If you have any trouble accessing articles, please use the Ask Frost chat box or email us.

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New Exhibit at Beyond Words Gallery
Come to the 2nd floor of Frost Library to view the student art on display at Beyond Words Gallery! Wrenford Thaffe '13 presents a selection of vivid and imaginative paintings, and Sarah Jordan '16 debuts a series of photographs exploring urban and suburban life. Interested in displaying your student work in future exhibitions? Contact student curator Hana Tran '14 at

Splendor by Marlene Rye for Amherst Biennial

Amherst Biennial 2012: Art in Expected & Unexpected Places
Works by over a dozen Western Massachusetts artists are featured in the Mezzanine Gallery at Frost as part of the Amherst Biennial 2012. This community-wide artistic endeavor is sponsored by the Amherst Public Arts Commission and will be on display until January 2013.

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Amherst College is launching a new digital publishing venture that will offer peer-reviewed books written by leading scholars in the humanities and the social sciences that are then carefully edited and made available for free online.


PostSecret information on exhibit in Frost
The Amherst chapter of To Write Love on Her Arms has installed an exhibit on the main floor of Frost library to bring attention to the upcoming Amherst PostSecret Submission Event which will occur in Keefe Atrium on Wednesday December 5 from 8 – 10 p.m. The exhibit displays secrets submitted to the original PostSecret, created by Frank Warren.  The displayed secrets encourage everyone to submit to the Amherst PostSecret project, for which you share anonymous secrets and community is created.


Robert Frost: From Page to Platform
Many of Robert Frost's personal and professional papers may be held elsewhere, but Amherst College is home to an unparalleled archive of Frost's performances. On Thursday, November 29th, at 4 p.m. in Frost Library's Friendly Reading Room, playwright Andy Dolan, actor Gordon Clapp, and Mike Kelly, Head of Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, will discuss the college's Frost Collection and the creation of This Verse Business, an original play about Robert Frost. This event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.