UMass Amherst Libraries

Three Libraries, One Purpose: 

Information, Truth, and Knowledge for All

As a top American public research library, we host more than 1.5 million in person visits each year and more than 1 million visits online, inspiring academic life at the University of Massachusetts across more than 90 disciplines. 

Transformation is part of everything we do; we have evolved more in the last decade than we did in the last century. To stay ahead of the curve and provide everything the community needs to thrive now and in the future, we must continually invest in people, spaces, technology, and collections.

When you give to the UMass Libraries, you help to elevate spaces for discovery and learning; secure technologies and training our students need now and beyond graduation; support exceptional library staff; expand unique collections; and ensure that intellectual life at UMass continues to Be Revolutionary

Thank you for supporting the UMass Amherst Libraries. Every gift is essential for achieving our vision of the Libraries as a hub of critical and creative engagement in scholarship in support of transformative change, at UMass Amherst and in our global community.” Sarah Hutton, Interim Dean of Libraries

For a complete description of Library gift funds, please click the "Updates" tab. To view a full list of Library funds, click the “Give Now” button at the top of this page and choose from the Fund Designation drop down menu.  


The UMass Amherst Libraries, comprised of the W. E. B. Du Bois Library, the Science and Engineering Library, and the Mount Ida Wadsworth Library, are the largest publicly supported research libraries in New England. With over eight million items available in print and online to the campus community and the citizens of the Commonwealth, the Libraries are the most visited places on campus. 

The Libraries' Strategic Plan, Values, and Key Initiatives can be found here. To learn more about the Libraries, please check out Bookmark, the annual magazine of the UMass Amherst Libraries and the Libraries’ annual report