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Some books will be unavailable from 12/18-1/22 during the move into Neilson. See Library Services During COVID-19


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Library buildings are closed
while the College is closed.

See Library Services During Covid-19

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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.

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Locations & Study Spaces

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.

The Smith College Libraries provide a range of collections, services and study spaces across campus for individuals and groups ranging from quiet to noise-tolerant which are furnished with a variety of seating and technology options including individual carrels, reservable study rooms, traditional library reading tables, easy chairs and sofas, as well as collaborative group-work set-ups with movable furniture, whiteboards, screen sharing software, and media equipment.

Young Library - Bass Hall

Hillyer Art Library - Brown Fine Arts Center

  • Study Carrels - 1st and 2nd floors
  • Large study tables distributed throughout the 1st and 2nd floors
  • Soft seating (upholstered chairs) - 1st and 2nd floors south
  • Hillyer 119 classroom - 1st floor
    • 1 large-screen TV with screen sharing, whiteboard walls, movable tables and chairs

Werner Josten Performing Arts Library - Mendenhall Center

  • Soft seating (upholstered chairs) - Reference Room 1st floor and Mezzanine
  • Large study tables - Reference room 1st floor and Mezzanine
  • Special facilities for music study
    • Listening table (turntables for vinyl, CD, cassette) - Mezzanine
    • Piano - Mezzanine, J131, J133
  • J133 classroom - 1st floor (contact to reserve)
    • Large-screen TV with screen sharing, whiteboard, blackboard, piano, VCR, DVD
  • J132 A, B, C, D reservable small group (1-3 people) listening/viewing rooms - 1st floor (contact to reserve)
    • Sound proof, turntables, CD, DVD, VCR, cassette decks
  • J131 Rare Book Room - 1st floor (contact to reserve)
    • Large-screen TV with screen sharing, blackboard, piano, VCR, DVD, USB turntable

Spatial Analysis Lab - Sabin-Reed Hall 104

The Spatial Analysis Lab at Smith College strives to promote awareness and understanding of spatial patterns and processes through the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related technologies, including Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Remote Sensing. 

  • Drop-in support for homeworks, projects and research
  • Lab with 22 workstations
  • GPS units
  • Large format scanner
  • Data and internet mapping servers

Electronic Classrooms - Bass Hall 102 & 103

  • Open same schedule as Young Library with card swipe access for Smith community after hours and weekends
  • Scheduled classes take priority
  • Study tables, computers, printer, outlets, white boards, projector

Computer Resource Center - Seelye Hall B8

The Computer Resource Center is located in the basement of Seelye Hall room B8, opposite the ETS help desk.

  • Open to Smith community 24 hours a day when the college is open
  • Card swipe access required late evenings and weekends
  • Computers, printers, scanners and outlets

Assistive Technology Lab - Seelye Hall B5

The Assistive Technology Lab is managed by Educational Technology Services (ETS) and located in the basement of Seelye Hall room B5. It is available 24 hours a day.