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Libraries Closed on Wednesday, June 19

The Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth.

Neilson Library, east elevation with sculpture in foreground

Visit Smith College Libraries

Welcome to the Libraries!

Visitors are welcome during open hours. For more information, see below:

Visiting Smith

Directions, transportation, parking, and accommodations for visitors to Smith College.

Students walking on Smith College campus

Smith Libraries' Locations

Neilson Library

Neilson Library, 7 Neilson Drive, Northampton, MA 01063  

Mailing/delivery address: Neilson Library c/o Alumnae Gym, 83 Green Street, Northampton, MA 01063

Special Collections

Neilson Library, 7 Neilson Drive, Northampton, MA 01063

Mailing/delivery address: Special Collections c/o Alumnae Gym, 83 Green Street, Northampton, MA 01063

Alumnae Gymnasium

Alumnae Gym, 83 Green Street, Northampton, MA 01063


Hillyer Art Library

Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College, 20 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01063  

The Hillyer Art Library is housed in the Brown Fine Arts Center on Elm Street at Bedford Terrace. See the campus map.

Josten Performing Arts Library

Mendenhall Center, 122 Green Street, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063  

The Josten Library is located in the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts off of Green Street. See the campus map.

About Our Spaces

Libraries’ Hours

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

Neilson Library Digital Media Hub, ground floor

Spaces & Technology

Locations, technology, and spaces in the Smith College Libraries including quiet study, group study, and reservable spaces.

Neilson Library study space, student at blue table


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

Neilson Library, first floor Learning Commons


Code of Conduct

The Smith College Libraries aim to create a safe and welcoming learning environment for all users. Any visitor causing disruptive behavior within the Libraries will be asked to leave by library staff.

Computer Use

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

Weather & Power Outages

Smith College Libraries follow the College’s policy for foul weather for non-essential services. The Libraries close when the College closes, and follow the college policy for delayed openings and early closings. It is possible that the Libraries will close at times when the College is not officially closed, such as when there is inclement weather on a weekend.

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.

Service Animals & Pets

No pets are allowed inside any library buildings in accordance with the Campus Pet Policy.

Note: This prohibition does not apply to individuals accompanied by seeing eye dogs or other trained, assisting animals. See the Service Animal Policy for more information.

Contact Us




Neilson Library


Hillyer Art Library


Josten Performing Arts Library