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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.

General Collections

If you are interested in obtaining loans or photocopies from the general collections of the Smith College Libraries, please consult the interlibrary loan service at your own academic, corporate or public library. They can send an interlibrary loan request to the Smith College Libraries on your behalf. With few exceptions (see below), Smith does not provide such service directly to individuals.

Special Collections

If the material you seek is unique to Smith College and is housed in one of Smith's special collections, you may contact Special Collections directly.

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