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Five College Library Requests

Use Place Request in Discover Advanced to...

  • Request items located in one of the Five College Libraries, including the SC Annex Stacks and Five College Depository
  • Recall items checked out to another user

Who May Request

  • Smith College - Current Smith students, faculty, staff and Five College fellows based at Smith
  • Five College - Students, faculty and staff from Amherst College, Mt. Holyoke, Hampshire College and UMass Amherst

What Can Be Requested

  • Circulating Materials - Most materials that circulate to Smith College patrons at Five College Libraries may be requested for delivery to Smith using the "Place Request" or "Place Hold" function in Discover. Five College borrowers may request items from all Smith College Libraries for delivery to their home library.
  • Non-Circulating Materials - Reference and selected other materials do not circulate, and therefore cannot be requested. Some Josten Library materials, such as scores, may be borrowed in person, but not requested online.

How to Request

  • Connect to Discover Advanced, and search for the item of interest.
  • On the record for that item, click on Place Request at the top of the screen.
  • Sign into Discover Advanced and click on "My Account" in the top right to check the status of your requests.

Delivery Information

  • Delivery Time - Deliveries are made Monday through Friday and requests are usually filled by the next working day. You'll receive an email notice when item(s) are available for pickup. If the item you've requested is checked out, the library system will recall the item from the other patron. This process takes up to two weeks.
  • Pickup - Pickup for Smith patrons is at Neilson Library or Hillyer/Josten Libraries if you select a branch location and at the home library for Five College patrons. You will be notified when the item is ready for pickup. Items will be held at the circulation desk for 7 days after they arrive.

Contact Us

Affiliation Service Desk Phone Email
Smith College Borrowers Neilson Library 413-585-2910 neilcirc@smith.edu
Five College Borrowers Contact the service desk at your home library