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The University of Massachusetts Amherst


A guide to UMass Amherst's open access digital repository.

Creating a ScholarWorks Account

ScholarWorks accounts are separate from your SPIRE accounts and must be created within the repository.

Navigate to ScholarWorks and click the My Account link in the top right corner

Screenshot of ScholarWorks with My Account link circled


Click on the blue "Sign up" button under "Create new account"

 Account login and creation page from ScholarWorks

Enter the required information on the account creation page and click "Sign up" at the bottom of the page.  You will receive a confirmation email from ScholarWorks.  Depending on your spam filter, these confirmation emails sometimes go directly to spam/junk folders.  Please let us know if you don't receive a confirmation email.

You may create a ScholarWorks account with any email that you'd like, UMass or otherwise. You may change this email address at any time by choosing the "Edit Profile" option on your "My Account" page after logging in. If you are unable to do this, please email

Screenshot of My Account page with Edit Profile link circled