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Library buildings are closed
while the College is closed.

See Library Services During Covid-19
 

Contact Us

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.

Use Ask Us to send a question and
we'll set up the virtual meeting.

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Loan Periods

Student checking out a book

Library services have been impacted by COVID-19. Contactless pickup service is now available. For details, see Library Services During COVID-19

Please note that materials in the Young Library and the Annex will be temporarily unavailable from December 18, 2020 to January 22, 2021 while books are moved into the Neilson Library. Please contact libraryhelp@smith.edu with questions about specific items.

During COVID-19: Fall 2020

Note: This chart applies to library materials that are borrowed during the fall 2020 semester. Due dates for Smith students borrowing Smith books is 1 semester or 90 days, whichever is longer. Semester-long loans are due January 15, 2021.

Most books can be renewed online. See Library Services During COVID-19 for information on how to request books.

Patron Type Smith Books Five College Books Burack Bound Periodicals DVD/Videos*
SC Undergrad 1 semester or 90 days 90 days 1 semester not available 28 days
SC Grad & Thesis 1 semester or 90 days 90 days 1 semester not available 28 days
SSW Students Due early June 90 days Due early June not available not available
SC Faculty & Staff 1 year 90 days 1 semester override required 28 days
SC Affiliates / Alumnae not available not available not available not available not available
FC Students 90 days 90 days 28 days not available 28 days
FC Faculty & Staff 90 days 90 days 28 days not available 28 days
Area Residents not available not available not available not available not available

*Note: DVDs are available for contactless pickup and five college delivery only. They cannot be mailed.

Young Library

Note: Some items may be held at the Five College Library Annex.

Patron Type Books Burack Reserves Bound Periodicals DVD/Videos
SC Undergrad 90 days 4 weeks 3 hours 1 week 1 week
SC Grad & Thesis 1 semester 4 weeks 3 hours 1 week 1 week
SSW Students Summer: 1 week
(or due early June)
4 weeks 3 hours 1 week 1 week
SC Faculty & Staff 1 year 4 weeks 3 hours 1 week 1 week
SC Affiliates / Alumnae 4 weeks 4 weeks 3 hours onsite use 1 week
FC Students 90 days 4 weeks 3 hours onsite use 1 week
FC Faculty & Staff 90 days 4 weeks 3 hours onsite use 1 week
Area Residents 4 weeks 4 weeks N/A onsite use onsite use
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Hillyer Art Library

Patron Type Books Art Restricted Locked Stacks Reserves Bound Periodicals Art Media
SC Undergrad 90 days onsite use onsite use 3 hours onsite use 1 week
SC Grad & Thesis 1 semester onsite use onsite use 3 hours onsite use 1 week
SSW Students 90 days onsite use onsite use 3 hours onsite use 1 week
SC Faculty & Staff 1 year 1 year onsite use 3 hours 1 week 1 week
SC Affiliates / Alumnae 4 weeks onsite use onsite use 3 hours onsite use 1 week
FC Students 90 days onsite use onsite use 3 hours onsite use 1 week
FC Faculty & Staff 90 days onsite use onsite use 3 hours onsite use 1 week
Area Residents onsite use onsite use onsite use N/A onsite use onsite use

Josten Performing Arts Library

Note: Some items may be held at the Five College Library Annex.

Patron Type Books/Scores Treasure Cases Reserves Bound Periodicals LPs/CDs DVDs/Videos
SC Undergrad 90 days 3 hours 3 hours 1 week 1 week 1 week
SC Grad & Thesis 1 semester 3 hours 3 hours 1 week 1 week 1 week
SSW Students 90 days 3 hours 3 hours 1 week 1 week 1 week
SC Faculty 1 year 1 week 3 hours 1 week 1 week 1 week
SC Staff 1 year 3 hours 3 hours 1 week 1 week 1 week
SC Affiliates / Alumnae 4 weeks 3 hours 3 hours onsite use 1 week 1 week
FC Students 90 days 3 hours 3 hours onsite use 1 week 1 week
FC Faculty & PhD Students 90 days 3 hours 3 hours onsite use 1 week 1 week
FC Staff 90 days 3 hours 3 hours onsite use 1 week 1 week
Area Residents onsite use onsite use N/A onsite use onsite use onsite use