Skip to main content

About the Smith College Libraries

Neilson Library, north wing, study tables

The Smith College Libraries advance teaching, learning, research and discovery for Smith students, faculty, and staff by offering collections in multiple formats, providing access to information worldwide and establishing services and learning environments responsive to users' needs. The Libraries further support women's education through an internationally recognized repository of archives and manuscripts documenting the history of women. 

Read Our Mission & Vision Statements

Visit & Contact

Libraries’ Hours

Hours for Neilson Library, Hillyer Art Library, Josten Performing Arts Library, and Alumnae Gymnasium.

Neilson Library Digital Media Hub, ground floor

More About the Libraries

Libraries’ Policies

Policies including copyright, computer use, records management, open access, inclement weather and power outages.

Placeholder Image


Information for users with disabilities about collections, study spaces, and technology.

Neilson Library, first floor Learning Commons

Exhibition Program

A description of the exhibition program including hours, locations, and information on submitting proposals.

Placeholder Image

What's New in the Libraries!

News & Events

News, events, and exhibitions in the Smith College Libraries.

Reunion event in Special Collections

Social Networks

Join, subscribe, follow, or check in on the Libraries’ Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Student with smart phone
Student in Special Collections with photo of Otelia Cromwell

Support the Libraries

You can support the mission of the Smith College Libraries through financial donations, gifts of materials, or by joining the Friends of the Smith College Libraries!

Support the Libraries Learn about the Friends of the Smith College Libraries