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Research Guides | Library | Amherst College

E-Book Displays

Staff Picks

This month we're highlighting e-books that come recommended by our staff members. Accessing these books require an Amherst College username/password.

Purchase requests and public library resources

Requesting books for purchase

While we are always adding to our e-book collection, we might not have everything you're looking for. If you'd like us to purchase an e-book to our collection, use the library's request form

  • Make sure you select "purchase" rather than borrow, and that you select "ebook" under "format" 
  • Please note: not all books are available for libraries to purchase as e-books. You should receive an email within 2 business days of submitting your order to let you know if the book is not available for purchase.

Accessing public library collections

Did you know that as an Amherst College student you can get a library card through the local public libraries? These libraries have extensive e-book and audiobook collections.

  • Jones Library in Amherst - Use this form to request a library card
  • Boston Public Library - Massachusetts residents and Amherst College students can get a library card from the Boston Public Library, which gives you even more access to of e-books and audiobooks