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Library buildings are closed
while the College is closed.

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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.


Course Reserves: Faculty Information

Libraries staff can assist you with print, media, and electronic reserves. Working with our staff ensures that course materials meet copyright and accessibility guidelines. Course Reserve services are available at all libraries. 

Material lists submitted by faculty are processed by library staff on a rolling first-come, first-served basis. Please submit your syllabus with the request and we will prioritize materials to be ready by the date they are assigned.

Electronic Reserves

Electronic reserves are delivered via the libraries web site and Moodle (e.g. book chapters, journal articles, audio files, notes, etc.). E-Reserve documents are available only to students enrolled in the course and are accessible on and off campus.

E-Reserves Form Request scanning of print materials to be added as an accessible PDF, digitizing of DVDs and CDs, or request that online resources (articles and more) be added as an URL link to your course page.
Moodle Login using Smith Network username and password.
E-Reserves Find E-Reserves by course number, name or instructor.
Guidelines for Electronic Reserves Please review the guidelines before sending in your e-reserves form.

Print & Media Reserves

Physical reserves are currently suspended.

Print & Media reserves include books, journals, videos, DVDs, CDs, etc. placed on reserve in one of the Smith Libraries. Students must come to the libraries to borrow materials.

Five College Library Catalog To see what you have on Reserve, click on the Reserves tab and search by instructor's last name.
Guidelines for Print & Media Reserves Please review the guidelines before sending in your print & media reserves form.
Print & Media Reserves Form Download the form in Word, complete, and return to appropriate Reserves staff

Copyright Information

All reserves are subject to copyright regulations.

Smith College Copyright Policy Policies, fair use principles, help, contacts and resources.
Copyright Clearance Center Centralized service for requesting permissions and paying royalties.
Copyright & the Classroom Steps for determining copyright and requesting permissions for print and electronic reserve

Contact Us 

For help with Moodle, usernames or passwords, please contact the IT Service Center at