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Need help? Use "Ask Us!"

Use "Ask Us" in the top right of the Libraries' website navigation to send a question, report a problem, or give us feedback.

Librarians will answer questions Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday 5-8 p.m.

  • New Neilson

Get a sneak peek at the Neilson Library renovation as of fall 2020!

Get a sneak peek at the Neilson Library renovation as of fall 2020!

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The Books are Coming Home: Collections Moving Into the Neilson Library

The Smith College Libraries are preparing to move library collections into the Neilson Library this winter and summer. The move of books and materials identified to return to Neilson from the Annex will begin in late December after fall term. Special Collections materials from the College Archives, Sophia Smith Collection and Mortimer Rare Books Collection will move in summer 2021 after spring term.

Annex and Young Library collections will be temporarily unavailable from December 18, 2020 to January 22, 2021 while books are moved into the Neilson Library. Smith community members are encouraged to plan accordingly; collection requests can be made until December 17, 2020.

  • News

Manage Your Sources and Citations with Zotero

Struggling with keeping track of your sources and creating stylistically correct bibliographies? Learn more about Zotero, a simple but high-powered source management software. Check out our online Zotero guide or use Meet With Us to schedule an appointment.

  • News

Faculty: Raise Your Research Visibility with ScholarWorks

The Libraries have an open call for faculty to join Smith ScholarWorks, our rapidly growing repository of scholarly research by Smith faculty, students, and staff. Learn what's new in ScholarWorks and how ScholarWorks can make your work more visible.

  • Events

#AskAnArchivist Day, October 7, 2020

What do archivists do all day? Is there more than one type of archivist? What’s the coolest (and weirdest) artifact from the archives? 

If any of these questions — or any others — have ever run through your mind, you’ll soon have your chance to ask them of staff members from Smith College Special Collections.

  • News

How to Find Images for Your Research and Class Projects

So many class and research projects require finding images. Where are the best places to look for digital images, print images, or historical photos? What about art reproductions? How do you cite an image? And how does copyright work for visual resources?

  • Events

Thursday Tea with Dr. Theanne Griffith ‘08

Dr. Theanne Griffith ‘08 is a neuroscientist at the University of California-Davis, and the author of the children's book series The Magnificent Makers. New and incoming students are invited to join us with a warm beverage of your choice to hear Libraries staff talk with Dr. Griffith about her experience at Smith, top Libraries resources, her writing, and more. Thursday, October 8, 8-8:30 p.m. EDT, via Zoom.

  • News

Online Access to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal

The Smith College Libraries are pleased to provide complimentary online access to both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal for all Smith students, faculty, and staff.

  • Events

A Special Libraries Orientation for Ada Scholars, September 9, 2020

The Smith College Libraries will be represented in a number of orientation events for new students this fall, including a special Libraries session for all incoming Ada Comstock Scholars on Wednesday, September 9, from 12:00-12:30 p.m. via Zoom.

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