We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Review Highlights
Small but well stocked.

This is what a public library should be. Almost anything you want, including magazines... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Corpulent
,
Amherst, Massachusetts
Lot's of Books, Lovely Building, Some Impressive Art

There are of course a huge number of books covering a wide range of topics. It is quiet. The... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
RobertMass013
,
Ashfield, Massachusetts
Read all 8 reviews
1
All photos (1)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good25%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“reference”(3 reviews)
“magazine”(2 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
-3°
Nov
-7°
Dec
-2°
-10°
Jan
Contact
221 Spring Street, Amherst, MA 01002
Website
+1 440-988-4230
Call
Reviews (8)
Filter reviews
8 results
Traveler rating
6
2
0
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
6
2
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews an art gallery reference magazine toys books
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is what a public library should be. Almost anything you want, including magazines, DVDs/Blueray, and a ton of books. (Computers and internet access, but I don't need that.) I go there once a week for fiction and non-fiction.

Thank Corpulent
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This is a full service library with good books, areas for children, computer access, an art gallery, and music available for borrow. It is central - right in the center of town. At the times I have visited it seemed to be more noisy than...More

Thank BobHLeverett
Reviewed 12 May 2018

There are of course a huge number of books covering a wide range of topics. It is quiet. The buildings architectural feature are worth looking at. The art work is impressive and one should take time to study the exquisite frames.

Thank RobertMass013
Reviewed 4 May 2018

It is always a great pleasure when my grandson is asking me to take him to the library. The staff is extremely helpful and very knowledgeable.

Thank bgillat
Reviewed 7 March 2018

I spent several hours in the library and especially their magazine section which was extensive. They had soft chairs for reading in some comfort. The library has a reference section which was helpful, toilets which were clean and metered parking in the street ouside. There...More

Thank Stefan T
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I've lived here for 34 years and have loved this library the entire time. Library staff is always friendly and helpful. if you have a general question or are doing intense research they are willing to go the extra mile for you. Especially Matt at...More

Thank Lynda F
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I love the Amherst Jones Library. It's a lovely place to read for a bit, do research, and just get out of the rush of the day.

Thank snowkatt
Reviewed 28 May 2017

A pleasant place to spend an hour or two, browsing books or looking up references, particularly on a cold wintry day. The rooms are heated and are full of old world charm and the special children's library room is a delight for the littlies with...More

Thank tony9tn
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
University Lodge in Amherst
72 reviews
1.02 km away
Hotel UMass
498 reviews
2.19 km away
Courtyard Hadley Amherst
250 reviews
2.54 km away
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Amherst Hadley
646 reviews
3.02 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 118 nearby restaurants
Johnny's Tavern
319 reviews
.44 km away
The Lone Wolf
167 reviews
.43 km away
Bueno Y Sano
104 reviews
.47 km away
30Boltwood
192 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 35 nearby attractions
Emily Dickinson Museum
265 reviews
.18 km away
Amherst College Museum of Natural History
93 reviews
.29 km away
Mead Art Museum
55 reviews
.60 km away
Amherst College
62 reviews
.51 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Amherst Public Library staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines