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About the Libraries

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Welcome to the UMass Amherst Libraries. The Libraries function as a partner in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth by providing a wealth of resources, technology, expert staff and a range of services to support faculty, students, staff and the broader community. Our team of dedicated staff builds, maintains and provides access to a rich information environment that includes extensive online resources, comprehensive print and media collections and a growing number of born-digital collections. To learn more about our strategic goals and actions, please visit our Strategic Planning page.

The Libraries provide many physical spaces for learning and research including the Learning Commons, the Digital Media Lab and the Graduate Student Commons. Quiet study spaces are available throughout the Du Bois and Science and Engineering Libraries. Our new Digital Scholarship Center provides support for a growing range of digital scholarship tools and techniques, and is a gateway for many of our services that support research including data managementcopyright and scholarly publishing as well as our team of subject liaison librarians to assist with discipline-specific research.  Our Special Collections and University Archives are home to many unique and important collections, accessible by visiting the SCUA Reading Room as well as online through Credo.

I invite you to explore our website and visit our libraries and 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, the UMass Libraries are here to help!

Simon Neame

Dean of Libraries