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Introduction to the Library

Welcome to Hampshire College! This guide will give you a brief overview of all the Harold F. Johnson library has to offer you as students.


Educating for change: A Vision for the Hampshire Library

The Hampshire College library is a dynamic hub of people, technology, and information that serves as an incubator of ideas across all disciplines. Educating for change demands comprehension of the past and vision for the future. The library's innovative and risk-taking intellectual environment fosters new ways of creating knowledge and understanding.

While the common vision for a library may be one of a physical space, during this unprecedented time of pandemic, this is a time to re-imagine what a library can look like–a collective of people and services that can be deployed to help you achieve creative and intellectual goals. 

In This Guide


Learn about pickup options, requesting library materials, resources available on the library's main floor, and options for printing/scanning/photocopying.

Research Help

Learn about our librarians, how they can help you, and how to get in touch with them for all of your research needs! (Plus a crash-course on accessing e-books through our library catalog.)

Archives and Special Collections

Learn about our archives, our digital archives collections, and how you can use our archives and special collections.

Media Services

Learn about what resources are available in media services and media labs.

Other Spaces

Odds and ends, featuring information about APL access.

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