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Josten Performing Arts Library

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Students working in Josten Performing Arts LibraryThe Werner Josten Performing Arts Library serves the life, culture and mission of Smith College by curating collections and services in music, theatre, dance and allied interdisciplinary areas that meet the needs of students and faculty for discovery, in-depth research, performance and enjoyment.

Spaces, Technology, and Musical Instruments

  • Soft seating is available on the 1st floor and Mezzanine
  • Large study tables are available on the 1st floor and Mezzanine

The following spaces can be reserved by our students, faculty, and staff. 

  • J133 classroom 
  • J132 A, B, C, D reservable small group (1-2 people) listening/viewing/study rooms
  • J131 Rare Book Room (classroom)
  • Electric pianos are located in J131, and J133
  • Ukuleles are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk

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Josten Staff


Performing arts (Music, Theatre, Dance) reference and research assistance, library instruction, requesting new materials (books, scores, recordings), gifts

Marlene Wong, Head of Werner Josten Library 413-585-2931                                  
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Service point, material circulation and public services: student staff, fines and bills, use policies, missing materials

Janet Spongberg, Josten Circulation Coordinator 413-585-2932                          
Course reserves, acquisitions, collections processing

Micah Walter, Josten Collection Services/ Circulation Associate