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Library Information


What libraries are in the other 5-College library system and how are they coded in the library catalog?

  • UMass Amherst
    • Integrated Sciences and Engineering Library (UM Science)
      • Primary location for Natural Sciences, Biology, etc. on campus
      • Generally closed at 9:00 p.m. during the week
    • W.E.B. Du Bois Library (UM W.E.B. Du Bois)
      • UMass main campus library
      • Open 24hrs.
      • Secondary location for Natural Sciences resources
  • Amherst College
    • Keefe Science Library (AC Science)
    • Robert Frost Library (AC Frost)
  • Hampshire College
    • Harold F. Johnson Library (HC Library Center)
  • Mount Holyoke
    • Williston & Miles-Smith Library (MH Main Library)
  • Smith College
    • Neilson Library (SC Neilson)
    • Young Science Library (SC Young)

What services are offered with my library account?

  • General library account
    • Use your library barcode to access account online
    • Check on books that you have loaned
    • Renew items online
    • Check on status of requests from the 4 other college libraries in the system
      • You can specify which library on campus you would like your requests sent
  • Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (ILLiad)
    • When do I use ILL?
      • If you are unable to find an item in the 5-College library catalog use ILL to request the item
      • Depending on the format of the material it will be sent to you electronically or delivered to your specified library location
      • You can also use ILL to order a copy of journal articles from the other 4 college libraries
    • When not to use ILL
      • Do not use ILL to request items located in the other 4 college libraries. Instead you will click on “request item” in the library catalog. It will be delivered to your specified UMass library location
    • When can I use Document delivery (library express) service?
      • When you are requesting items from UMass library locations
      • You can request items from be sent to you electronically or delivered for a $5.00 fee
  • RefWorks citation manager
    • Citation manager software that can be used on and off-campus
    • Refworks can be used to collect, store, and organize citations from books, articles from databases, web sites, and other sources
    • You will need to set up an account to use RefWorks

How long can I loan books and bound periodicals?

  • Loan period for books is 28 days for Graduate students and 180 for Doctoral
  • Bound periodical can be loaned for 24 hrs.


Page updated: September 10, 2008