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Visiting the Libraries

UMass Amherst Libraries are open to the public, with many resources and services available to all.

Getting to Campus

  • Directions
  • Parking
    • For 1 FREE hour of parking in the closest garage, visit the Info Desk on the entry level to have your ticket validated. Parking discount available evenings after 5PM Monday through Friday and on weekends
    • 15 Handicap spaces between Goodell and South College are available for patrons and guests visiting the Libraries and Old Chapel who need Handicap Parking.
  • Campus Map

Information for Visitors

Plan a Group Visit

Visitor Privileges

    • Borrowing
    • Computers and Internet access
    • Scanning and Faxing
    • Online resources - Access to library databases (subscription and open access) is available in both W.E.B.  Du Bois and the Science and Engineering Libraries.
    • Wireless access - Only UMass community members with current, valid NetIDs may access the wireless network

To help plan your Group Visit

EventTime Estimate
Library Tour 20-30 minutes
Instruction Session 20-30 minutes
Borrowers Cards 10-20 minutes*
SCUA Visit 20-30 minutes**

*This is if you follow the borrowers card instructions online.

**You will need to consult with SCUA if you want anything from the collection on display.