Wadsworth Library at the Mount Ida Campus
tel: (617) 243-1961
With The Mount Ida Campus's operational posture at "guarded," the Wadsworth Library hours as of Feb. 22, 2021 are Mon.-Tues. 8-8; Wed.-Thurs. 8-7, Fri. 8-5, and Sat. 10-2.
Technology and Space
The Wadsworth Library has 11 desktop workstations (10 PCs, 1 Mac), access to the campus wireless network, and a black and white and color printer, copier, and scanner. There are 3 bookable study rooms (single occupant capacity), each with a large monitor which can be connected to a laptop. Open quiet study spaces are available.
Group Study Rooms at the Wadsworth Library
There are 3 glass study rooms, each with a large screen that can be connected to a laptop. Study Room capacity occupancy is limited to one person at a time based on current safety standards. Rooms should be reserved in advance by contacting Wadsworth Library staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (617) 243-1961 during normal operating hours.
Other study spaces on the Mt. Ida campus
Additional available study spaces include the co-working space on the third floor of the Campus Center (one floor above dining) and the Shaw Hall living room.
The Wadsworth Library book stack collection area will remain closed for the spring semester.
Books from the Wadsworth Library Collection may be requested for contactless pickup at least one business day in advance.
To obtain item information for available Mt.Ida Wadsworth Library collection items in order to place a request. use Discovery Search on the Libraries home page, select Advanced Search, enter the search terms, and under Search Options > Enter the following to limit your results to Wadsworth Library collections:
For students, faculty and staff of UMass-Amherst, the UCard is the Library card.
If you are located in the Newton area, you can return items borrowed from the UMass-Amherst Libraries at the UMass-Amherst Mount Ida campus in Newton, MA at the Wadsworth Library branch. There is an outside bookdrop at the front entrance to the Wadsworth Library (Building 18) accessible at all hours
|Eligible Patron Type||Borrowing Privileges||Loan Period||UMass Amherst Electronic Resources||UMass Interlibrary Loan|
|UMass Amherst Students||Yes||90 days||Yes||Yes|
|UMass Amherst Faculty & Staff||Yes||180 days||Yes||Yes|
|Five College Students, Faculty and Staff||Yes||90 days||On-site use only||No|
|MA State Resident Borrowers||Currently Unavailable||---||On-site use only||No|
|UMass Amherst Alumni||Currently Unavailable||---||On-site use only||No|
|Active BLC and MCCLPHEI Affiliates. BLC requires authorization from home institution.||Currently Unavailable||---||On-site use only||No|
Resident and Alumni Borrowing - Unavailable until further notice due to current campus restrictions
Massachusetts residents and UMass Amherst alumni - complete this form if you are not a UMass or 5 College Faculty, student or staff member. The process will be completed when you arrive in person to pick up your card. We require a current valid state-issued photo ID and may require additional documentation for identity and address verification purposes. PLEASE NOTE: New applicants will be subject to a borrowing limit of ONE ITEM for up to 30 days until an identity/address verification process has been completed. (Please make sure to select Wadsworth Library Mt. Ida campus as the card pickup location on the application form.)
Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery
The UMass Amherst Libraries will provide electronic copies of articles or book chapters on request, and will borrow materials not available in our collections from other libraries. You can read more about our services at Interlibrary Loan FAQ or click the button below to login using your UMass Amherst NetID and password to submit your request (first time users will be directed to a short registration form).
Electronic/off-campus resource access
The UMass Amherst Libraries subscribe to many online resources subject to license restrictions that limit off-campus access to UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff only. You can access these resources through the Libraries website. When prompted, login with your NetID and password.
Looking for the best resources? We've got course guides, research guides, and more. Just ask!
Help with research or a course project
Need help developing a research topic or locating sources for in-depth research? Want assistance with citing sources? Book a research session today! This one-on-one research consultation service is available for all current Mt. Ida Campus of UMass Amherst faculty, students, and staff. We are here to assist with any research assignment at any stage of the research process!
Services for students
Assistive Technology Center (ATC)
Located in Wadsworth Library, the ATC offers instruction, training, and support for assistive technology tools to any member of the University community. The ATC provides a workspace and access to specialized software and tools for individuals with an ADA-defined disability. If you have questions about the ATC, please email email@example.com.
Course Reserves consists of items instructors have chosen to support regular course materials and allows many users to have equal access. Reserves items can be accessed electronically
Learning Resource Center Tutoring services
Writing Center Tutoring Services
If you'd like to discuss your writing one-on-one with a tutor, you can make an online appointment with the Writing Center. You will be asked to register for an account and then will be prompted to make an appointment with a tutor on the Amherst campus. You will need a computer with a camera and microphone for the online appointment.
Services for faculty
Partner with us to help your students succeed! We'll work with you to teach them about the research process, how to be critical users of information, and how to be successful researchers. We can work with you to:
- Provide targeted instruction and programs to support your students
- Develop research assignments, class assignments, and learning objects
- Create course guides to help students understand the research process and complete assignment
Digital Course Material Reserve requests
Faculty can request to have library staff place digital materials on reserve for classes. Please allow up to two weeks for processing of requests.
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