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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

First-Year and Transfer Student Guide

An overview of the UMass Amherst Library System

Wadsworth Library





The Wadsworth Library is located at the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst, and is open to all UMass students regardless of their home enrollment.

During the semester, the Wadsworth Library is open Monday-Thursday, 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-5pm, and 10am-2pm on Saturdays. Wadsworth is closed on Sundays.

Physical and Digital Resources

Physical Resources

The Wadsworth Library contains the collection local to the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst. Unlike the libraries at the main campus, only students, faculty, and staff have borrowing privileges at Mount. Ida. The loan period is 90 days for students with a valid UCard.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

The UMass Amherst Libraries can 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.

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 UMass NetID and password. Some resources are specific to the Mount Ida Campus and will not be able to be accessed by students who are not a part of that campus.

Technology and Space




The Wadsworth Library has 6 computers, access to the campus wireless network, and a black and white and color printer, copier, and scanner. There are 3 glass study rooms, each with a large monitor which can be connected to a laptop. There are also large and small tables for group or individual work.


Research Help

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 students residing at the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst. We are here to assist with any research assignment at any stage of the research process!

Assistive Technology Center (ATC)

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

Course Reserves

Course Reserves consists of items instructors have chosen to support regular course materials and allows many users to have equal access. Some reserves items can be accessed electronically while print materials are available from the Service Desk for 3 hours in building use.

Research Guides

Looking for the best resources? We've got course guides, research guides, and more. Just ask!