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Library staff will be unavailable on Monday, January 18, for Martin Luther King Jr Day. Online resources are accessible 24/7. See Find Online Sources


Today's Hours

Library buildings are closed
while the College is closed.

See Library Services During Covid-19

Contact Us

Libraries' Service Desk

Call 413-585-2910
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Librarians are available via Zoom
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Use Ask Us to send a question and
we'll set up the virtual meeting.


Computing & Technology

Library services have been impacted by COVID-19. Contactless pickup service is now available. For details, see Library Services During COVID-19

Please note that materials in the Young Library and the Annex will be temporarily unavailable from December 18, 2020 to January 22, 2021 while books are moved into the Neilson Library. Please contact with questions about specific items.

Computers in the Libraries

Computers in the Libraries are available for academic work by Smith and Five College students, faculty, staff, alumnae and visiting researchers as detailed in the Smith College Acceptable Use of Computer and Electronic Resources Policy.

Mac and Windows workstations are available in Young Library, Hillyer Art Library, and Josten Library. Mac and Windows laptops are available for loan by Smith, Five College, and alumnae patrons in Young Library.

Library computers provide access to online content including journals and databases licensed by Smith and an extensive suite of campus software and tools. 

Computer Access

Computers designated for Smith College users require a current Smith network login. Five College students who are registered for Smith classes should contact Smith College ITS to set up a temporary Smith network login which will allow them access to Smith-only computers.

Five College users (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and UMass Amherst), Smith College alumnae, and unaffiliated researchers may use workstations designated for visitors. Library Service desk staff will log them into the Smith network.

Borrowing Equipment

The Smith College Libraries lend an assortment of media equipment including laptops to current Smith College students, faculty and staff with a valid OneCard. Before some equipment can be borrowed, an annual loan agreement form may need to be completed. Borrowers assume all responsibility of equipment during their loan periods, including replacement or repair costs in the event of theft or damage. See Equipment Loans for more information.