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Copyright and Intellectual Property

Smith College provides information regarding the use of copyrighted works for education and research, copyright protections, and fair use principles. See:

Computer Use

Computers in the Libraries are available for academic work by Smith and Five College students, faculty, and staff and alumnae and visiting researchers. The Libraries follow the college’s policy for Acceptable Use of Computer Resources.

Records Management

This College policy on records management applies to all records of the College and its related entities and is managed and implemented by the College Archives. The Records Management Policy outlines responsibilities related to records management, preservation, retention and disposal.

Open Access Policy

The Faculty of Smith College is committed to disseminating the fruits of its research and scholarship as widely as possible. The Open Access Policy establishes the terms under which Faculty members permit distribution of their scholarly articles via open access channels. The Policy was approved by the Faculty on April 22, 2015. Open Access works are available in Smith ScholarWorks.

Inclement Weather & Power Outages

The Smith College Libraries follow the College’s direction as an academic department. The Libraries follow the college policy for foul weather and power outages, close when the college closes, and follow the college policy for delayed openings and early closings. In the event of a power outage, the Library Director or college administration will close the Libraries. The Libraries will not be open if there is a power outage during the day or evening.

More Smith College Policies

See the College Policies page for a complete listing of college policies.