Library services are available remotely; library buildings are closed. See Library Services During Covid-19
All Smith libraries are closed for
the remainder of the semester.
See Library Services During Covid-19
Librarians are available via Zoom
Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Use Ask Us to send a question and
we'll set up the virtual meeting.
Submit a question at any time. We reply to messages between 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Schedule a virtual meeting
with a research librarian.
Meet with Us
In light of the most recent Smith COVID-19 news, the Libraries have transitioned to offering services online and remotely. Please send any questions you may have to email@example.com.
Library buildings are closed for the remainder of the semester. See below for online and remotely offered library services.
Everyone, including Non-Smith borrowers, can return library items by using the book drop outside of the Young Library (outside the entrance to Bass Hall).
Smith and Five College books, DVDs, and other physical items in our collections are not available at this time due to library building closures.
Books From the Other Four Colleges:
Requesting Books from the Annex: Books from the annex are unavailable at this time.
Interlibrary Loan: Before you leave campus please return Interlibrary Loan books (they have a colored paper band around the cover). They can be returned in book drops. Interlibrary Loan will not be providing borrowing or lending services for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.
All library eResources are available from off-campus. Use the links on the Libraries website and enter your Smith username and password when prompted. Please see our FAQs for more information. If you have trouble accessing a particular e-resource remotely, please report the issue to Ask Us so that we can fix it for you and other library users.
Here is a brief list of good places to start:
Ask questions and get help from a research librarian:
The print reserves program is suspended for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. E-reserves are still available via Moodle. If you’re unfamiliar with how reserves work on Moodle, get in touch and we’ll walk you through it. Library staff are working with faculty to purchase eBook versions of Course Reserves. Faculty may request that online resources be added to Moodle using our new online Reserves Request form.
Special Collections is offering services online and remotely. Minimal reference services will be managed remotely by staff. Smith course support is the primary responsibility at this time; all other services will be limited and delayed.
Reference inquiries that require materials investigation will be held in order of when they were received and responded to once the campus is opened. Digitization services are not available at this time.
Please submit all questions and requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Collections course support requests should be directed to the relevant collection steward:
Smith student and faculty digitization needs will be prioritized over other reference requests. Please submit all research inquiries to email@example.com.