Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Submit a question at any time.
We reply M-Th 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
F 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su 5-8 p.m.
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with a research librarian.
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The new Neilson Library is now 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. See real-time Neilson Library occupancy levels.
The Neilson Library is open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.- midnight, and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
The pickup location for library materials is now at the Central Service Point in the Neilson Library, which is open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All other library buildings are currently closed.
In Green operating mode, the Neilson Library is open during the following times:
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 are aiming to fill requests digitally when we can. Borrowing from libraries outside the Five Colleges is limited due to the availability of other libraries access to their collections.
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 - Submit all questions and requests to email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.