The Amherst College Library welcomes all visitors. Younger children should be accompanied by an adult. All library users are subject to the Behavior Policy.
Explore the library by seeing our Mission & Policies, and by visiting our campus libraries. See our hours, and campus visiting information.
In the three campus libraries visitors may use the print, media, and electronic collections, computing facilities, and study spaces. Borrowing privileges for residents of western Massachusetts are available.
The library's computers are intended for library research. Visitors may access the full internet, and most of our electronic resources (ebooks, journals, images, search tools, etc.). Our software licenses restrict access to standard office-productivity software (e.g., MS Word, Adobe Photoshop, etc.) to current students, faculty, and staff.
Printing is available for a fee at Frost Library; inquire at the front desk, where our staff can also help with locating material and services.
Everyone is welcome to use our list of freely available resources.
The Amherst College Library welcomes summer programs and visitors. Please be aware, however, that Amherst College has no summer session. The Library reduces its hours and some of its services during this time.
Our two affiliate libraries are the archives of the Amherst Center for Russian Culture on the second floor of Webster Hall, and the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington D.C.