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while the College is closed.

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Libraries' Service Desk

Call 413-585-2910
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Librarians are available via Zoom
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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How to Access Resources When the Libraries are Closed

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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.

Here is a brief list of good places to start:

  • Spring 2020 Class Guides - Lists of resources for individual courses
  • Subject Guides - Lists of resources for academic disciplines as well as guides for finding resources by type (articles, books, images, video, and more)
  • Library Databases - Alphabetical listing of Smith subscribed databases for research. Can be filtered by subject and resource type.
  • Find Books - Where to search for ebooks.
    • Ebook Central [ProQuest] - A very large collection of eBooks, mostly scholarly, spanning the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. If you’re using your own laptop or desktop, install Adobe Digital Editions; for offline reading, go to the App Store or Google Play to download the Bluefire app for iOS and Android devices.
    • EBSCOhost eBook Collection - Full text eBooks on a broad range of reference, scholarly and professional topics.
  • Find Articles
    • To access articles not available through Smith or the Five Colleges online, please fill out an Interlibrary Loan request. If the library is able to find your requested material, you will receive a digitized copy as a PDF.
    • Journal Locator - Search for specific journals online
  • Find Primary Sources – Includes e-resources for finding primary source materials
  • Find News and Newspapers – Databases for connecting to online newspapers and other news sources.

Need Help?

Librarians are available to answer questions and help you with whatever you need. Reach out by using Ask Us!