For the 2023-2024 academic year, we are open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except major holidays. During semester breaks, on certain holidays, and in the summer, SCUA is also open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. SCUA is closed on days when the W.E.B. Du Bois Library is closed, and on days we are closed, staff are not working.

If you are planning a visit from a distance, please contact us in advance to verify that the department will be open. A number of collections are stored off site and require advance notice to retrieve.

Dates SCUA is closed:
Holiday 2023 2024
New Year’s Day Jan. 2 Jan. 1
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Jan. 16 Jan. 15
Presidents’ Day Open Feb. 19
Patriots’ Day Open Apr. 15
Memorial Day May 29 May 27
Juneteenth June 19 June 19
Independence Day July 4 July 4
Labor Day Sept. 4 Sept. 2
Indigenous Peoples’ Day Oct. 9 Oct. 14
Thanksgiving Day Nov. 23 Nov. 28
Christmas holiday Dec. 25, 28, 29 Dec. 25, 30, 31

Contact information

Mailing address

25th Floor
W. E. B. Du Bois Library
UMass Amherst

University Libraries
154 Hicks Way
UMass Amherst
Amherst, Mass. 01003-9275

Phone: 413-545-SCUA
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For directions to campus, see also the UMass Visitor’s Center Home Page. If you are driving, park in the Campus Center Parking Garage. When you emerge from the garage, the tall brick tower to the south is the W. E. B. Du Bois Library. Inside the Library, take the elevators to the 25th floor.

The most convenient accommodations are located in the Campus Center Hotel; other options are listed on the Robsham Memorial Center website.

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