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Research Guides | Library | Amherst College

Thesis Support


This guide will introduce you to library services and resources for thesis writers. Use the menu on the left to learn more.

Remote Thesis Students

Students doing thesis research remotely can use this form to request a limited number of books to be mailed to them once over the summer (in order to be able to offer this service, please consolidate your title list into one request). Be sure to follow the steps in the form to check for e-book access, make a purchase request for an e-book, or touch base with your subject librarian with any questions.

Get Research Help

Ask at the Reference Desk (or via chat — click on the Mammoth!)  Frost Library Reference Desk

Summer hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30 pm - 3 pm

Tuesday 9 am - 11 am

Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm


Academic year hours:

Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm
(or whenever the Mammoth isn't skeletal)


Make a research appointment to meet individually (via Zoom) with a Research & Instruction librarian. Contact a specific subject librarian directly, or email us at

Have a question about your library account? Email or see our full contact list.

Need to get started right away? Try our Research Guides for every subject.