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Rally Day is Wednesday - Smith Libraries are Open

Rally Day is Wednesday, February 20. Convocation is 1:30-3 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall. Afternoon classes are cancelled but the Libraries will remain open.

  • Events

Take Me To Your Library: Valentine Edition, February 11-13, 2019

Students looking for a fun break are invited to the Libraries’ valentines programs, where they can enjoy crafts, tea, and music.

  • News

Karen Kukil Teaches the Editing Process Through Sylvia Plath’s Poetry

Every morning from January 14-18, Karen Kukil met with students to teach them about editing poetry. But the students aren’t editing just any poetry - they’re editing Sylvia Plath’s poetry, and they’re able to do it because Smith College Special Collections owns multiple versions of many of her works.

  • New Neilson

Neilson Library Construction Update, January 28, 2019

Steady progress has been made on the Neilson project over the winter recess. Favorable weather throughout most of December and early January has provided the opportunity to make up on some of the time lost due to the extraordinarily wet fall. Since the last update on December 14, 2018, the contractor has completed several of the large concrete mat slab pours in the core 1909 building and they are very close to having a contiguous lower level mat slab from the north addition to the south addition. With the final pours over the next month, they'll be ready to start accepting the structural steel at the site and mobilize the crane to begin erecting the structural steel. Steel erection will start in a big way around the end of March. 


  • Exhibits

"Living Coral" Exhibit on View in Hillyer Art Library

In recognition of "Living Coral" being named the 2019 Color of the Year by the Pantone® Color Institute, the Hillyer Art Library has searched its stacks to find engaging images and fascinating facts about the role of coral in art and culture around the world. The Exhibit in the Hillyer Art Library foyer runs through February 28, 2019.

  • News

Need a book? Get it fast!

Request books online through the Five College Library Catalog. Books are delivered Monday-Friday: Smith books in 1 day,  Five College books in 1-2 days, and Interlibrary Loan in 3-7 days.

  • Events

Welcome Transfers and Entering Students, January 23, 2019

New students will gather in the lobby of Young Library for a tour, an information session with librarians and a visit to the Special Collections, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

  • News

Maureen Callahan Talks History of Women's Magazines on Connecticut Public Radio, January 11, 2019

Sophia Smith Collection Archivist Maureen Callahan recently spoke on Connecticut Public Radio’s Where We Live program about the history of women’s magazines and publications.

  • Events

JostenLive! Imagining Beethoven in Music and Words, January 25, 2019

Jiayan Sun, Iva Dee Hyatt Visiting Artist, plays selected movements from Beethoven’s piano sonatas, and Smith student pianists read passages from Beethoven and his contemporaries. Friday, January 25, 2019, 5 p.m., Josten Library Mezzanine.

  • News

Smith Libraries Closed for MLK Day, January 21, 2019

All library locations are closed for Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 21.

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