Library services are available remotely; library buildings are closed. See Library Services During COVID-19
Library buildings are closed
while the College is closed.
See Library Services During Covid-19
Librarians are available via Zoom
Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Use Ask Us to send a question and
we'll set up the virtual meeting.
Smith College alumnae enjoy a number of library benefits both on and off campus.
Library services have been impacted by COVID-19. See: Library Services During COVID-19
Smith graduates, please see the Smith ITS website for information about your Smith username and password and Smith accounts after you graduate.
You may use your OneCard or apply for a library borrower’s card at the circulation desk of any of the libraries but Young Library is the preferred location for registering (please bring a picture ID). There is no charge for a borrower’s card, but it must be renewed annually.
After you graduate, you will no longer be able to access all of the Libraries' databases from off campus using your former Smith username and password. You will be able to continue accessing online resources from on campus using the college's wireless network. In addition, a limited number of databases are available to alumnae from off campus. See below for details.
Smith alumnae are welcome to use library databases, ebooks, and ejournals onsite. Computers are available for alumnae use.
Generally, due to licensing restrictions, off-campus access to most of our databases is only available to current Smith students, faculty, and staff. The licenses do not permit off-campus access for alumnae.
However, a few vendors do allow alumnae access from off-campus. [See list below.] Access is through the Alumnae Association website; you will not be able to connect to these databases through the Libraries website.
First step: Login to the Alumnae Directory. (First-time users should use the "Find my Username" link on the login page.)
Next step: After logging in, click on "Library Benefits" from the list of options on the left
The following is a list of resources available through the Alumnae Association website.
Most Massachusetts residents can access a number of subscription online databases through the Boston Public Library, using a BPL e-card.
Follow news about the Libraries including announcements and events.
Keep up to date on the New Neilson Library project.
View exhibits currently on view in the libraries, and explore online exhibits.
Friends of the Smith College Libraries
An organization of alumnae, parents, faculty and others who strengthen Smith's educational and library resources.
Learn how you can support the mission of the Smith College Libraries through financial and material donations.
Make your contribution online and designate the fund where you would like it to go.
Librarians are available to discuss:
-Library research support
-Research for SSW class assignments
-Getting set up w/ Zotero (or troubleshooting)
-Helping PhD students organize research for classes, comprehensive exams, & dissertations
Questions? Email us: email@example.com!
SSW students, we have virtual drop-in research help available on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit https://t.co/qo8RRs2qiB (you can choose video or just audio if you want).
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