Library services have been impacted by COVID-19. Contactless pickup service is now available. See Library Services During COVID-19
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Please join us in welcoming Kate Long, the new Research Services Archivist. Kate supports students, faculty, staff, and visiting researchers as they explore the Libraries’ Special Collections, including the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History, the College Archives, and Mortimer Rare Book Collection. Her goal is to create a welcoming environment for all curious minds to use the collections and inform research, artistic endeavors, and personal interests.
Two new performing arts resources have been added to the Smith College Libraries’ collection: Drama Online and Jacob's Pillow Dance Stream. Members of the Smith community can access both resources by using their Smith login credentials.
The Libraries’ Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) is offering four virtual workshops this spring: Visit the SAL website for full workshop descriptions, Zoom links, and registration information.
The Smith Community now has access to EBSCO's entire full-text, popular magazine database Flipster. This digital platform provides full-page versions of current and recent issues of over 1,400 magazines, including titles in French and Spanish. Browse the virtual newsstand or search by title or subject.
The Libraries’ Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) is launching the Smith COVID-19 Experience Map — a chance to tell your story in the wake of this pandemic. Share your feelings and observations about the rapidly changing world and how your community is responding. Connect with other Smithies around the world on similar experiences and learn from our differences. This map will become an archive of social distancing tips and tricks, recipes and resources that grounded us during these challenging times.
Discover is the main search box on the Smith College Libraries website. It searches millions of resources in the library catalog, journal article databases, and local primary-source collections all at once. You can use it to find a number of eResources, such as: ebooks, online journal articles and other digitized resources
In order to support worksite health and safety, construction has been discontinued on the Neilson Library project including Neilson Library and Alumnae Gym. A preliminary construction restart date of May 4, 2020 has been set, but conditions will be reassessed and there is a significant chance that the closure will be extended.
Read the letter to the Smith community about the Neilson Library project.
The Smith College Libraries’ buildings may be closed, but there are still tons of online that can be used for all of your classwork and research.
All library eResources are available from off-campus. Use the links on the Libraries website and enter your Smith username and password when prompted. Please see our FAQ for more information. If you have trouble accessing a particular e-resource remotely, please report the issue to Ask Us so that we can fix it for you and other library users.
In light of the most recent COVID-19 news, the Libraries are making a number of changes to regular services. See our guide to using the library remotely.
Libraries hours are reduced during spring break Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 22. All library locations are closed Sunday, March 15.