Library services have been impacted by COVID-19. Contactless pickup service is now available. See Library Services During COVID-19
Library buildings are closed
while the College is closed.
See Library Services During Covid-19
Librarians are available via Zoom
Monday through 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-585-2960.