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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.


Study Carrels & Shelves

Young Library Study Carrels & Personal Reserve Shelves

Carrels and Study Pods

The 4 carrels and 9 purple study pods are available to all users for individual study on a first-come, first-served basis. Carrels and cubicles cannot be reserved.

Personal Shelf Reserves

  • Smith College students may request the use of a “personal shelf” to store books for extended research use.
  • Sign up for a shelf in person at the Young Library Service Desk. A Smith ID is required to reserve a shelf.
  • Personal shelves are reserved for the entire academic year and must be renewed at the beginning of each academic year. SSW students may sign up for a shelf for the entire summer.
  • Personal items may not be stored on personal shelves.


  • All books placed on personal shelves must be checked out at the Young Library service desk and remain your responsibility until they are checked back in.
  • Items that are not checked out, and thus stamped with a current due date, will be removed and returned to the stacks. If you renew personal reserve shelf items, record the new due date on the date-due slip.

Hillyer Art Library Study Carrels


The 35 Hillyer carrels are available to all users for individual study on a first-come, first-served basis. Carrels cannot be reserved.

Contact Us

Library Location Phone Email
Young Library 413-585-2910    
Hillyer Art Library 413-585-2940