Libraries

Each of the libraries has distinctive collections, most of which are broadly accessible for use by students and faculty members.

About our Consortial Library Efforts

Each member campus has its own distinctive library collection, most of which is accessible to Five College students and faculty members. The combined collections total more than 10 million volumes.

Building on more than 50 years of cooperation among the campus libraries, the Five College Library Repository Collection (FCLRC) retains lesser-used and infrequently circulating periodicals, serials, and books from the campus libraries. 

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Borrowing Privileges

Five College students, faculty, and staff may borrow books and other media from campus libraries which can delivered to the home library for pickup or accessed in person . A valid campus ID also allows borrowing privileges at all main libraries and most major branch libraries in the Pioneer Valley. 

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Five College Library Repository Collection

The Five College Library Repository Collection (FCLRC) includes about 820,000 items, consisting primarily of print materials with intellectual and research value. These lesser-used and infrequently circulating periodicals, serials, and books are drawn from the Five College libraries and affiliate members.

The Repository Collection, formerly known as the Depository, is housed at two locations: the Bunker in Amherst and the Library Annex in Hatfield.

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Five College Librarians Council

The Five College Librarians Council (FCLC) provides leadership for shared strategic goals and develops collaborative efforts to improve access to information resources for the Five College community. FCLC oversees the Five College Library Repository Collection and consortial borrowing arrangements. The group governs the work of Five College library committees, task forces, and working groups, as well as manages the Five College library budget.

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    Jason Fuller

    Library Repository Collection Manager