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  • Events

Want a free “Take Me to Your Library” t-shirt?

Come to a library orientation session! Monday, September 10, 4-5pm, Josten Library (mezzanine) or Thursday, September 13, 4-5pm, Hillyer Library. Refreshments will be served. RSVP: or just show up!

  • Events

“Take Me to Your Library!” First-Year Orientation

Students, faculty and staff can learn about a wide range of library services by visiting one or more of the three libraries and Special Collections during  the First-Year Orientation Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, September 2, from 1 to 3 p.m.

  • 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

Family Library Orientation, Friday, August 31, 2018

Better than Google: The Smith College Libraries! Come to the library orientation session designed for parents and families of new students, 3:45-4:30 p.m., Josten Library Mezzanine in the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts. Ask  questions and tour the Libraries!

  • New Neilson

Neilson Library Construction Update, August 15, 2018

The contractor is in the process of forming and placing concrete walls for the north addition. The current schedule calls for another delivery of concrete to the back of Hatfield Hall Wednesday, August 15. The pour will occur between 10 a.m. and noon. A second pour at the same location is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21. The attached image shows the sections of wall being poured. The remainder of the walls on the north end will be poured from the Burton Lawn area where the concrete pumper is shown on the attached image.

There will be no vehicle activity at the north gates on Friday of this week due to School for Social Work graduation ceremonies at Johm M. Greene Hall.

  • New Neilson

Neilson Library Construction Update, August 7, 2018

There will be another, but smaller concrete pour this Friday. It will require a concrete pumper and deliveries by 16 concrete trucks to the construction site at the back side of Hatfield Hall. Work will start at 7 a.m. and complete before noon.

Also, next week the electrical contractor will be pulling and terminating new medium voltage electrical feeders for Neilson Library at two vaults outside of the construction area between Wright Hall and Sabin Reed near the Lanning Fountain, and at the east side of Bass Hall. Work will begin on Tuesday, August 14 and complete on Wednesday. There will NOT be power interruptions related to this work and the work will create little noise or disruption.

  • Events

Faculty: Learning, Research & Technology Workshops, August 27-September 4, 2018

These workshops are designed to help you think about how technology can be integrated into your courses—increase your productivity and enhance student learning experiences. 

  • Exhibits

Summertime Blues: The Blue Rider at Hillyer Art Library

Shortly before World War I broke out, a small group of German Expressionists in Munich set out to create a new spiritual world in art and culture.  They called their movement “The Blue Rider”.   Stop by the Hillyer Art Library to learn about Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, and their circle of friends who shared a unique and colorful artistic vision before tragedy intervened.  Exhibit on view in the Hillyer Art Library foyer through September 9.

  • News

Explore the Social Work Subject Page

Access all the libraries' resources you need for your research. Search for articles, books and more and get help. Go to the Research Tools menu, then Subject Guides.

  • News

Smith Reads: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Smith Reads is a first-year reading experience for all students new to Smith College. This includes first-year students, Ada Comstock Scholars and transfer students. Entering students will meet in small groups to discuss the book.

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