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UMass Amherst Libraries


Find Books

The Libraries currently have two catalogs that you can use to search for books (and other physical materials) owned by the Five Colleges: Discovery Search and the Five College Catalog.

The Five College Catalog is the combined catalogs of UMass Amherst, Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith.

  • From the advanced search, Select UM Du Bois Library in the Location field to limit your results to UMass Amherst items only.
  • If you see a book that's at another college, click on Request Item to have it delivered to UMass Amherst for you to pick up.



Can't find what you're looking for?  Try WorldCat and/or Interlibrary Loan!

UMass Interlibrary Loan: Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service.  We'll borrow items from other libraries for you to use and we'll also find copies of articles that we don't have in our databases and deliver them to you.

For more information, please see their FAQ:

Want to find other books available outside of our catalogs to order through interlibrary loan?  Use WorldCat to find them!


The Commonwealth Catalog broadens your search beyond Five College holdings and searches million of items at participating libraries throughout Massachusetts.

See the participants list to find the Libraries and library networks that participate in the Commonwealth Catalog.