Library locations

Getting There

View campus maps to plan your trips to the libraries.


Main Libraries

Amherst College: Robert Frost Library
Hampshire College: Harold F. Johnson Library Center
Mount Holyoke College: Williston & Miles-Smith and Dwight Hall complex
Smith College: Smith College Libraries
University of Massachusetts Amherst: W.E.B. Du Bois Library


Branch Libraries and Special Collections

Amherst College

The Keefe Science Library, located on the third floor of the Merrill Science Center, houses most of Amherst's current collection in astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Five College patrons may borrow circulating material.

The Olds Mathematics Library is on the fifth floor of the Seeley G. Mudd Building. It houses current mathematics and computer science journals and a small reference collection. Books and journals are for use in the Library only and do not circulate.

The Vincent Morgan Music Library, on the top level of the Arms Music Center, contains an extensive collection of recordings, scores, and books on music. The Music Library lends circulating material to Five College borrowers.

Mount Holyoke College

The Pratt Music and Dance Library, located on the lower level of the Pratt building, houses a collection of audio resources, scores, and materials about music and dance. Materials may be requested through Five College Delivery.

Smith College

Smith supports particularly strong special collections and branch libraries. Rare book, manuscript and archival collecting focuses on women’s history, women's organizations, English and American literature, the history of printing and book arts, the history of science and other areas. These items generally do not circulate at all; some may be available for reproduction.

Three major subject-oriented branch libraries—visual arts, performing arts, the sciences and engineering, and a nonprint media collection—are open to Five College patrons; specific hours and direct borrowing privileges vary. Please refer to individual libraries and collections for further information.

UMass Amherst

Integrated Sciences and Engineering Library: Lederle Graduate Research Center (Low-rise), second floor, room A273, 545-1370. Materials in agricultural sciences, astronomy, biochemistry, biology (except medicine and health), chemistry, computer science, all fields of engineering, food science, geosciences, mathematics and statistics, physics, polymer science, and wood technology. Please call ahead for hours.

Music Reserve Lab: 149A Fine Arts Center, 577-2711. Music reserve materials. Semester hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.