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Neilson Library, Hillyer Library, and Josten Library are now open to all visitors. Members of the public are welcome from the time libraries open through 8 p.m.; note that some locations close earlier. See Library Services During COVID-19 for current masking guidelines. Visiting researchers from outside the Smith community who wish to access Special Collections are strongly encouraged to make an appointment, though it is not required; see Visit Special Collections for full details.


Inclement 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.