The W. E. B. Du Bois Library is one of the four libraries of the UMass Amherst Libraries at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. The others are the Science and Engineering Library, the Music Reserve Lab, and the Image Collection Library. The W.E.B. Du Bois Library is the main library on campus, with resources primarily in humanities and social and behavioral sciences. At 28 stories and 296 feet (90.32 m) tall, it is the second tallest library in the world, and it is the tallest university library in the world. It is also the 23rd tallest educational building in the world. The building is so large that it needs a security force, which is managed by various supervisors and student employees.
Present holdings at the Libraries include over 3.6-million volumes, providing access to nearly 80,000 online journals, over 700,000 e-books, and more than 200 databases.
As part of the Five College Consortium, the UMass Amherst Libraries also have access to material from its partners in the Consortium: Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College. Students can also take advantage of the Interlibrary Loan Services to obtain materials from libraries beyond the Five College system.
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