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Welcome to the inaugural issue of Bookmark, the annual magazine published by UMass Amherst Libraries.

This library is YOUR library. We are a public library open to every citizen of the Commonwealth, in addition to being an academic research library for the university’s flagship campus.

Inside this issue, we introduce you to students, librarians, faculty, and friends who are impacted by the library and are part of our broad community. From national issues, such as the meteoric rise of textbook costs to one of the most unique collections ever acquired by the Library to what kinds of three-dimensional objects are being printed in our Digital Media Lab, we hope this publication inspires you.

We invite you to visit us in person or on the web to discover all we have to offer. Many thanks, and please let us know what you think!

You can drop me a line at

Simon Neame

Dean of UMass Amherst Libraries





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