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This guide will help you learn about the library resources and services available to you as a student at Amherst. Use the menu on the left to learn more.

Any questions? Ask us!

Schedule a research consultation with a research librarian by selecting “Make an appointment” in their profile box. You can also email them directly, or email us at for general questions or for questions about your account.

Ask at the Reference Desk (via chatclick on the Mammoth!)  R&I librarian helps student at research desk

Academic year hours for Research & Instruction Librarians:
Monday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm
(or whenever the Mammoth isn't skeletal)

and look for our Peer Research Assistants at the desk weeknights from 5-9p!

A Visit to Amherst College Library

This welcome video was made in Fall 2020 for entering students.