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Neilson Library is open to students, faculty, and staff who are in the campus COVID-19 screening program. The building is not open to the public at this time. Lanyards must be worn and displayed; entry is controlled by card access via the Seelye lawn entrance. More details on services and access are available below. Distancing is no longer required and COVID-19 occupancy limits on the building have been lifted. See real-time Neilson Library occupancy levels.
Special Collections materials and services are unavailable from June to August 2021 during the move into Neilson Library. See renovation transition for more details.
The Neilson Library is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
All other library locations are currently closed.
In Green operating mode, and following the Summer Operation Guidelines, Neilson Library is open Monday - Friday 10am-5pm.
During Green Mode, students and employees in the campus COVID-19 screening program may:
Special Collections services continue to be offered remotely. Special Collections materials (the College Archives, Mortimer Rare Book Collection, and the Sophia Smith Collection) will be unavailable from June through August 2021 during the move into Neilson Library.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-585-2910 with any questions or concerns.
Find Online Sources: See our guide to finding online resources such as ebooks, articles, journals, media, class guides, and more.
Interlibrary Loan is open for borrowing. We will attempt to fill requests digitally when we can. Borrowing from libraries outside the Five Colleges is slowly resuming. Please place your request and we will try to find a lender.
Ask Us: Ask questions and get help from a research librarian:
Research Subject Guides: Librarians have created custom online research guides for every subject taught at Smith.
Special Collections - Special Collections is closed June through August 2021 while the collection is moved into the New Neilson Library. All services, including reference, are on pause. Staff are not keeping a queue of outstanding requests, so please contact the department after the summer.
Special Collections course support requests should be directed to the relevant collection steward: