University of Massachusetts Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries are a key partner in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for life-long learning. By combining the latest information technology with excellent public service, the staff guides and maintains a rich information environment, facilitates access to it, and creates a hub of campus and community scholarly activity.

UMass Amherst is represented on the Boston Library Consortium Board by its Director of Libraries.

For the UMass Amherst Community

If you are a member of the UMass Amherst community and are interested in using the resources of other BLC member libraries, visit the Circulation/Reserves desk on the lower level of the W.E.B. Du Bois library and ask for information about obtaining a Consortium Card.    

If you are a librarian at UMass Amherst interested in learning more about the BLC and how to participate, please send an e-mail to

Using the UMass Amherst Libraries

If you are a student, faculty member or researcher affiliated with another Boston Library Consortium member library interested in accessing a UMass Amherst library, please contact the reference or information desk at your local library and ask for information about obtaining a Consortium Card.