Amherst Catalog

Search the Amherst catalog by keyword, title, author, or subject using the Library Quick Search box at the top of every page. Check Call Numbers and Availability to see where something's located and if it's currently checked out. If something's in the Depository, request it be sent here.

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 Five Colleges Catalog

You can also use the Quick Search box to search the Five Colleges catalog. Use request icon  to log in with your barcode and have an item sent via Five College Delivery (1-2 business days).



For even more, use WorldCat to search for and request items from libraries nationwide. Use  Get it at AC at the top of a record to get to the Interlibrary Loan option, or go directly to the library's Request Service to make your request (7-10 days).

E-book Collections

All of our e-books are included in the catalog (instead of a call number and availability, you'll see a link to Connect from Amherst College), but you can also search full text in the collections below.

ACLS Humanities E-Book  Over 1,700 scholarly books, searchable full text

African Writers Series Complete texts of the Heinemann's African Writers Series

Cambridge Companions Complete Collection  Surveys of authors, literary history, culture, and philosophy, all written by scholars

E-books (EBSCO/NetLibrary) Our legacy NetLibrary collection with hundreds of texts from a range of presses, primarily from 2000-01

ebrary Multidisciplinary e-book collection from leading university presses and academic publishers

EEBO: Early English Books Online (1473-1700) Full text of over 125,000 titles

Gale Virtual Reference Library 70 reference e-books, including multivolume works like the Encyclopedia of Religion, American Decades, and more

Oxford Reference Online 100+ reference books from Oxford Univ. Press plus key titles from Oxford Companions series

Springer eBook Collection Multidisciplinary e-book collection providing access to most titles published since 2005

Internet Archive texts Over a million freely available ebooks, or try the e-book lending library at Open Library

Hathi Trust Digital library with 2 million books in the public domain, plus search of restricted titles

Google Books

Other Catalogs

Folger Shakespeare Library

Jones Library (Amherst public library)

Center for Research Libraries

Library of Congress

Europe's National Libraries