Contact us via live chat, phone or e-mail.
Or check our FAQ.

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.
Courtesy of the artist

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.
Amherst College Press logoAmherst College Press
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.

frostpic_cropRobert 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.
Going Into the field with the right research tools
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6-8 p.m. in the Barker Room. 
Are you planning to do interviews for your thesis? Are you going abroad and want to capture audio, video, notes and other media from your experience? Learn more about Amherst College resources to help you capture and organize your research: digital recording, video editing, GIS mapping, and more. Food will be provided. Topics will be tailored to your projects, so be prepared to describe the kind of work you are planning! Co-sponsored by Academic Technology Services and the Library. RSVP to

Campus Challenge: Food and School Supplies Drive
Amherst College is participating for a second year in the President’s Community Service and Interfaith Campus Challenge. This year's goal is $10,000 dollars and 10,000 pounds of food and educational supplies by April 2013. Frost Library has a collection site across from the Circulation/Reference Desk. For a list of items that are most needed please visit the Campus Challenge website.


Dressing Characters: Designing for the Stage
an exhibit by Javier Chacon '12

This exhibition on the first floor of Frost showcases the design work of Theater & Dance graduate Javier Chacon '12. It features a dress from 2 Washington Square, the play that premiered in Fall 2012 that re-imagined the 19th-century Henry James novel for 1960s America, and a dress inspired by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' Dangerous Liaisons that combines 18th-century French fashion with a futuristic flourish. These works will be displayed by the Frost Cafe through October.

zotero logo

sign up for Fall Zotero workshops
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that collects, manages, and formats citations and bibliographies. Zotero also helps organize your research by allowing you to attach PDFs, notes, and images to your references. You can arrange your sources into collections for different projects and tag them for easy searching. We recommend Zotero highly for thesis writers. It is a great all-around tool for getting your digital desk in order. Sign up to attend a one-hour tutorial to get you started with Zotero. All workshops are held in the Lane Room on level A of the Frost library.

Splendor by Marlene Rye for Amherst Biennial

Amherst Biennial 2012 Artists' Reception: "Art in Expected & Unexpected Places"
Come join local artists and community members in Frost Library on Saturday, October 6, from 5-8 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the Amherst Biennial 2012. Works by over a dozen Western Massachusetts artists are featured in the Mezzanine Gallery at Frost as part of this community-wide artist endeavor sponsored by the Amherst Public Arts Commission. Light refreshments will be served.