Five College Library Depository

The Five College Library Depository (FCLD) is a high density storage facility for the lesser-used materials from the libraries of Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Depository also maintains archives for Affiliate Members. All materials in the FCLD are listed in the Joint Online Library Catalog.

  • Faculty, staff, students and community users with a valid Five College library card may request journal articles via an online article request form. All others must request items via the Interlibrary Loan services of their primary library.
  • Faculty, staff and students affiliated with a Five College library may request books directly through the "Request Item" function of the Joint Online Library Catalog.

On-site access to materials is also possible by appointment. Please use the contact information below to make arrangements.

For more detailed access information, please consult our access instructions.

For more information about the policies of FCLD refer to links on the left side of this page.

Operating hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, observing Five College Inc. holidays (New Year's Day, MLK Birthday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas). 

West end of Military Road, off Route 116 at The Notch, South Amherst, MA. Click here for map and directions.

Contact Information, (413) 542-2865; or
view the directory.