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General Research

The Reference Staff provides free information assistance to all Amherst residents and patrons of the Amherst Town Library. We respond to questions received in person at the Information and Research desk, via email, telephone or fax. We are committed to providing excellent customer service to all research requests in an attentive, prompt, accurate, and professional manner.

The Reference Staff can help you find answers to all kinds of questions ranging from single facts to in-depth queries. We are trained to answer your questions and guide you through a variety of available resources to help you choose the right one.

Ruslyn Vear, Head of Reference and Adult Programming
Ruslyn holds a Master of Library Science from Simmons College in Boston, MA. She has worked at the Amherst Town Library since 1994.

Carlos Pearman, Reference Librarian
Carlos holds a Master of Library & Information Studies from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. He began work at the Amherst Town Library in 2010.