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Libraries Closed on Wednesday, June 19

The Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth.

Five College Library Requests

Place a Request

Use the "Place Request" button 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

To place a 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.
  • To check the status of your request, sign into Discover Advanced and click on "My Account" in the top right.

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 items may be borrowed in person, but not requested online.

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 - Smith patrons may choose to pick up materials at Neilson, Hillyer or Josten Libraries. For Five-College and Annex materials, pickup at Neilson is generally quickest. 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




Neilson Library


Hillyer Art Library


Josten Performing Arts Library