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Welcome From the Director

Welcome to the UMass Amherst Libraries web site. As the largest public academic research library in Massachusetts, we are a key partner in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth. By combining the latest information technology with excellent public service, the staff builds and maintains a rich information environment, facilitates access to it, and creates a place that functions as a hub of campus and community scholarly activity.

As you explore our web site, you will find a broad spectrum of virtual information resources and services. These serve to supplement the extensive print collections and helpful personal service available in our campus library facilities.

I invite you to explore this site and visit our libraries. Discover for yourself the wealth of information resources and services we provide to members of our academic community and citizens of the commonwealth. Whether you visit us in person or stop by online, I hope you will come back again and again.

Jay Schafer
Director of Libraries

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Last Edited: 12 June 2012