Empowering Your Journey
At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, our libraries promote collaboration, encourage curiosity, and support your academic goals, whatever they may be. With a wealth of available resources, technology, and services, the UMass Amherst Libraries are a key partner in teaching, learning, and research at the university and beyond. From our storied Special Collections and University Archives to our Digital Media Lab with its 50 3D Printers, the University Libraries are a diverse, inclusive, and user-centered environment in which you can engage with cross-disciplinary ideas, explore innovative approaches to research, and sharpen your critical thinking skills.
The largest library on campus, the W.E.B. Du Bois Library is home to a diverse array of resources, collections, and services, including the Special Collections and University Archives, home to the memoirs and papers of the distinguished African American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois, for whom the library is named. The W.E.B. Du Bois Library also holds the Digital Media Lab which provides access to 3D printers and 3D scanners, the Learning Commons with group study rooms and modern workspaces, and the largest collection of book stacks on campus.
The Science and Engineering Library (SEL) is the primary location for resources in the natural and physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering on the UMass Amherst campus. At the SEL, you’ll have access to eight bookable group study rooms with computers and whiteboards, 65 individual computer stations, wireless access, quiet study space, a photocopier, black-and-white and color print stations, scanners, a computer classroom, and exhibit space.
The Wadsworth Library is your home for academic support and inspiration on the Mount Ida Campus. With 11 desktop workstations (10 PCs, 1 Mac), access to the campus wireless network, and a color printer, copier, and scanner, the Wadsworth Library has a wealth of resources available to students and faculty. You will also find three bookable study rooms, with large monitors that can be connected to a laptop, open quiet study spaces with individual and group seating, and the Assistive Technology Center.
Explore additional resources, technology, and services available to empower your academic pursuits and invigorate your research.