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Return Items

With the exception of Reserve and Interlibrary Loan items, Smith and Five College materials may be returned to any Five College library.

Reserve items must be returned in person to the library service desk where they were borrowed.

Recalled items must be returned by the newly established due date on the recall notice. If possible, return a recalled item as soon as possible to any Five College library. If you are out of the area when you receive a recall notice, please contact the appropriate service desk (see below) for specific mailing instructions.

Interlibrary Loan items must be returned to the central service point in Neilson Library.

Avoid using book drops whenever possible as they often damage library materials. Fragile or large items and video or sound recordings, especially LP (vinyl) recordings, should never be placed in a book drop, but should be returned to a library circulation desk. There is an outside book drop at the southern entrance to Neilson library that can be used at any time.

To return a Smith library item by mail

  • Pack the item securely in a padded envelope or box
  • Insure the package for $50 per item
  • Mail to:

Smith College Libraries
Neilson Library
Circulation Department
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

For specific questions, please contact the appropriate library service desk.

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Neilson Library 413-585-2910
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