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UMass Amherst Libraries

Environmental Science

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Library Catalog searching

Find books on the Library site (

For fast-access books, use Five College catalog (searches UMass Amherst library and Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke & Smith Colleges)

  • You can get a book delivered to UMass from the other Four Colleges by clicking on Request Item at the top of the book's record. This only works for books in paper, not e-books.
  • UMass people can only read e-books from other colleges while on their campuses unless enrolled in their courses.

Use one book to find others

When you find one useful book, look at the Subject(s) assigned to it; if you see a Subject that looks good, click it to see other titles with the same subject.


Borrow books from other libraries

  • Four College library books - click on Request Item at the top of the book's record. (not for e-books)
  • WorldCat indexes books from thousands of libraries. If you want a title we don't have, borrow it through Interlibrary Loan.