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Are you still currently lending print books? How do I get an electronic version of the book I need?

Last Updated: Jul 06, 2020     Views: 338

We can help you find a electronic copy of a book that you'd like to use.

To get started, you have have some choices:

  • Contact the librarian for the subject using Find Your Librarian, and they will help you find materials.
  • Send your request directly to us using the question form to the right of this answer on the page.
  • Email us directly at ask@umass.libanswers.com.

If we cannot find an electronic copy of a book for you, we will be lending print books held in the W.E.B. Du Bois or Science & Engineering Library by mailing them to your home via Library Express. If you do use Library Express, please make sure your mailing address in your Interlibrary Loan account is correct and note in your request that you would like the item mailed to you.

If a print book is in the UMass Amherst Libraries collection, there may be online access to it through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service. Go to this research guide, and scroll down to HathiTrust for detailed instructions.

We are unable to provide print books held at the Five Colleges (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke or Smith) or at other libraries as they are not currently loaning their materials to other libraries.

These services are available to current students, and current and retired faculty and staff.

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