Smith College alumnae enjoy a number of library benefits both on and off campus.
Note: The service of borrowing materials for alumnae has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. We look forward to starting this alumnae service again in the future.
Smith graduates, please see the Smith ITS website for information about your Smith username and password and Smith accounts after you graduate.
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.
You may use your OneCard or apply for a library borrower’s card at the circulation desk of any of the libraries but Neilson 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.
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.