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Library Services During COVID-19

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Neilson Library: 413-585-2910
Hillyer Library: 413-585-2940
Josten Library: 413-585-2930
Special Collections: 413-585-2970

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Hours & Access

All Smith College library locations, including the Special Collections Reading Room, are open regular hours. The Special Collections Reading Room continues to be open on a walk-in basis to Smith students, faculty and staff.

Neilson Library, Hillyer Library, and Josten Library are currently 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 Hours). Visitors can enter Neilson through the east (Seelye Lawn) entrance. 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.

Current masking guidelines:

  • Indoor masking is required in classrooms (including classes held in library buildings) and gatherings of 30 or more individuals
  • Masking is optional and welcomed in all other settings, including office spaces and student residences

These requirements extends to all visitors, researchers, and Smith community members.

Library Services

Library services have returned to normal operation. Please contact or 413-585-2910 with any questions or concerns. Questions about Special Collections can be sent to

During Orange or Red campus operating modes, research consultations will only be available online. In Yellow or Green campus operating modes, you are welcome to request an online or in-person consultation. See Meet With Us to make an appointment.