Can I return materials to the Libraries while they are closed?

Can I return books, laptops, cameras, equipment and other items to the Libraries right now?

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2020     Views: 185

If you are graduating in May, please see here about returning materials. Materials need to be returned by May 15, 2020.

Books, DVDs and Interlibrary Loan Materials

Drop off at UMass Amherst Campus

Books, DVDs, and interlibrary loan materials can be returned to book drops located at the Du Bois Library, Robsham Center, or Lederle Lowrise.  

Drop off at UMass Amherst Mount Ida campus between April 22, 2020 and May 15, 2020

If you are located closer to the Boston area, you can drop off your items at the UMass Amherst Mount Ida campus in Newton, MA at the Campus Security building between 9am – 5pm between April 22, 2020 and Friday, May 15, 2020.

Unable to drop off items?

If you are unable to come to campus to return an item, please keep it until you are able to safely do so.  We will waive all fines accrued during the time the Libraries were closed.  

Equipment (Laptops, Cameras, Chargers, Etc.)

Please keep any equipment you borrowed until the Du Bois Library reopens. We will waive any fines for the period the Libraries were closed. 

Please do not return equipment in any book drop or you will be liable for any damage. 

If you have questions about returning equipment, please email

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