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Neilson Library is open to Smith students, faculty and staff who are in the campus COVID-19 screening program. Neilson is open for item pickup and print/copy/scan; computers are not yet available. Print reserves & equipment lending are currently suspended. Please contact Smith Digital Support with equipment requests. For more information about available services:
COVID-19 Library Services
Smith Digital Support

The Smith College Libraries lend an assortment of media equipment to current Smith College students, faculty and staff with a valid OneCard. Before some equipment can be borrowed, an annual loan agreement form may need to be completed. Borrowers assume all responsibility of equipment during their loan periods, including replacement or repair costs in the event of theft or damage.  Please consult the information below for the types of equipment available at each library on campus.

Circulating Equipment and Replacement Costs

Laptops Location Loan Period Replacement Cost
PC and MacBook Air Laptops Neilson 4 hours $2,065
Other Equipment Location Loan Period Replacement Cost
Chargers (iPhone 5 & 6, Android phones) Neilson, Josten 4 hours $60
Chargers (MacAir/MacPro) MagSafe2 Neilson 4 hours $60
External CD/DVD drives Neilson, Hillyer
4 hours
7 days
Geometry Sets Neilson 3 hours $60
Headphones Neilson, Hillyer, Josten 4 hours $60
Kilowatt readers Neilson 7 days $60
Molecular Model Sets for Organic Chemistry Neilson 3 hours $60
Scientific Calculators Neilson 24 hours $60
Ukuleles and Tuners Josten 4 weeks $125, $55

Equipment Guidelines

  • Equipment should be returned directly to the service desk from which it was loaned.
  • Equipment cannot be reserved ahead of time or renewed online or by phone.
  • Overdue fines accrue at $5.00 per hour up to a maximum of $50.00 for loaner laptops.
  • Do not save work on the hard drive of loaner laptops as all work will be deleted upon restart or powering off.

Assistance with Equipment

If an equipment item does not work, please return it and report the problem to the service desk from which the item was loaned. Library staff can provide basic support for equipment but additional computer hardware and software support is available from ITS Service Center  413-585-4487.

Contact Us

Location Phone Email
Neilson Library 413-585-2910
Hillyer Art Library 413-585-2940
Josten Performing Art Library 413-585-2930