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
Library buildings are closed
while the College is closed.
See Library Services During Covid-19
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.
Services for SSW Students
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about specific items.
Students living in the local area have full Smith and Five College library privileges including
If you live outside these counties, but within a 60-mile radius of Smith (Enfield, Pittsfield, Brattleboro, etc.), you may choose either to use Smith and its services on site or to send requests to Smith via email.
Via a reciprocal arrangement, SSW students have access and borrowing privileges at:
Make sure you contact these libraries before your first visit to arrange for a borrowing card.
Make sure you contact this library before your first visit to arrange for a borrowing card.
Contact the Smith College Libraries for assistance in identifying libraries near your placement site and determining what their policies are for outside users.
Please note: College, university, research, and specialized (e.g., medical) libraries' policies for outside visitors vary widely. Some libraries will allow you to use materials on site; some will provide borrowing privileges; and others will charge hefty fees or won’t even let you in the door. If a library requires a letter of introduction for access or other privileges, please ask what specific information is needed in the letter and then contact email@example.com or 413-585-2960.