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 Important Information About Interlibrary Loan During COVID-19

  • Digital only: Staff will try to fulfill all requests for materials that can be delivered electronically. We encourage you to submit ILL requests for the sources you are looking for, no matter the original format, and we will attempt to either find them online for you, ask other libraries to scan requested materials, or suggest alternate sources. Physical borrowing from other libraries outside the Five Colleges is not yet available.
  • Submit a request: Request electronic materials (such as scans of book chapters and articles in the Smith collection, and online resources from beyond Smith) by logging in to Interlibrary Loan and submitting a New Request using the left-side menu.
  • Returning ILL materials: Interlibrary Loan books (they have a colored paper band around the cover) can be returned in the book drop outside the Neilson Library.

See Library Services During COVID-19.

How to Make a Request

Smith Accepts ILL Requests Via:


No charge for:

  • Oberlin Group libraries
  • Those libraries with a signed reciprocal agreement with the Smith College Interlibrary Loan Service

***$10 charge for all other libraries (for both loans and copies)

Payment Methods Accepted

  • IFM (preferred)
  • Check (invoice sent with item)
  • IFLA coupons

Loan Period

  • 4 weeks

Renewal Period

  • 4 weeks

Circulation Policies

  • Most categories of materials circulate on a case-by-case basis

Non-Circulating Materials:

  • Art oversize
  • Art theses
  • Newspapers (paper issues)
  • Periodicals (unbound issues)
  • Rare books
  • Reference books
  • Sound recordings
  • School for Social Work theses and dissertations (non-circ May 1 - August 20 only)
  • Videocasettes/DVDs

OPAC (Library Catalog)


  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed the week between Christmas and New Years

Mailing & Shipping Address

Smith College Interlibrary Loan
Neilson Library
One Neilson Drive
Northamtpon, MA 01063

Contact Us

Mailing/Delivery Address: Neilson Library c/o Alumnae Gym, 83 Green Street, Northampton, MA 01063
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Name Job Title Phone Email
Susan Daily Interlibrary Loan Associate 413-585-2962
Abby Baines Head of Public Services 413-585-4162