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Recall Items

 Library services have been impacted by COVID-19.

  • Item pickup is now located in the Neilson Library. For details, see Library Services During COVID-19.
  • Print Reserves are suspended until library services resume on campus and physical lending can be done equitably. All reserves are currently offered online only.
  • Equipment lending is suspended until full library services resume on campus and physical lending can be done equitably. Please contact Smith College Digital Support with all equipment requests.

If you need a library item that is checked out to another patron, you can recall it (request that it be returned) for your use.

  • Recalled items are due one week after the date the recall is placed. For recently checked out items, the original patron is allowed to keep the item for two weeks.
  • The borrower will receive an email notice informing them of the change in due date.
  • You will receive an email notice when the item has been returned. The item will be held for you at the appropriate service desk for 7 days.
  • Most recalled items are returned within a few days. If you need the item urgently, however, contact the circulation staff to expedite the recall. (See contact information below.)

How to Recall an Item

Use the Request Item feature of the Five College Library Catalog. For any problems, please contact the appropriate service desk (see below).

Returning Recalled Items

  • If an item is recalled from you, you must return it by the date specified on the notice. Even though the original loan may have been for a longer period, the loan period is curtailed when another borrower needs the item.
  • The fine for recalled items returned late is $2 per day.
  • If possible, please return a recalled item as soon as possible to any Five College library.
  • If you have additional questions, please contact the appropriate service desk.

Contact Us

Location Phone Email
Neilson Library 413-585-2910       libraryhelp@smith.edu
Hillyer Art Library 413-585-2940      hillinfo@smith.edu
Josten Performing Art Library 413-585-2930      josinfo@smith.edu