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Library System

Director of Libraries: Margo Crist

Hours of Opening (a recording): 545-0414

Reference and Information: 545-0150

Circulation Office: 545-2622

Web site: www.library.umass.edu

The University Library System has four sites: the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, the Biological Sciences Library, the Physical Sciences and Engineering Library, and the Music Reserve Lab. Present library holdings include more than 5.6 million books, periodical volumes, and government documents; over two million of these items are in microformat. Consult the Library's Web site for access to its extensive collection of electronic resources and services.

The W.E.B. Du Bois Library is the location for most reference materials, and the book and periodical collection in the social sciences and humanities. As well, it houses the microfilm collection, a law collection, the University archives, special collections and rare books, music materials and listening facilities, and the Government Documents collection. The reserve reading collection and audio-visual reserve materials are available on the Library's third floor. The Music Reserve Lab, with listening facilities, is located in the Fine Arts Center. Most of the science collection is found in two branch libraries: the Biological Sciences Library, tel. 545-2674, on the second floor of the Morrill Science Center, and the Physical Sciences and Engineering Library, tel. 545-1370, on the second floor of the Lederle Graduate Research Center.

A current UCard, the University photographic I.D., serves as a library card. Reference librarians provide information about the library system and the use of its collections, and about Five College library cooperation. They offer instruction in using electronic resources and developing strategies for research through class sessions, workshops and individual appointments.