Van trip to UMass Amherst Libraries, Sunday, 4/17

On Sunday, April 17, the library will sponsor a van trip to the UMass Amherst Libraries. The van will leave the dining hall at 11:30 am and return to the dining hall by 5:30 pm. We have room for 14 people — sign up on the sheet at the Research Bar in the library (first-come, first-served).

Located about an hour’s drive from our campus, UMass Amherst has one of the nation’s top-ranked research library systems. The W.E.B. Du Bois Library and Science & Engineering Library together hold over three million volumes and provide access to millions of articles, reports, data, images and more via top-notch research databases.

Everyone is welcome to walk in to the libraries and use their collections on site. You can browse and read articles online and email them to yourself or save them to a USB drive. If you happen to be a Massachusetts resident, you can also borrow books (you need to sign up for a state borrower’s card first). All others who wish to borrow books from UMass Amherst can request them via Interlibrary Loan, and our library will get them delivered here for you.

Want a preview?


  • Subject research guides: see what UMass has on topics of interest to you (note: you need to be physically at UMass to use many of the things listed on these pages)
  • Library catalog: look for books, journals, etc.
  • E-journal list: see which journals the library has, along with years of coverage (note: you need to be physically at UMass to access the journals)


If you’d like to make the most of your visit, feel free to talk with Emily or Amber beforehand: we can help you target the best things to help with your particular research.