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Reservable Spaces

Browsing Room

The Smith College Libraries offer a number of reservable spaces, including small collaboration rooms, seminar rooms, classrooms, and more. Neilson Library spaces have been designed to be flexible and used for different purposes throughout the day. For media production studios, see Media Production Spaces.

Library spaces may be reserved by Smith students, faculty, and staff.

Teaching Spaces

Scheduling for classes held in the following spaces is done by the Registrar’s Office.

Location Capacity
Neilson 102 Browsing Room Tables with seating ranges from 30-60; presentation style with chairs in rows is 80.
Neilson 108F 18
Neilson 208B Classics Study 10
Neilson 209 16

The following teaching spaces are library-supported. Please see reservation instructions below.

Location Capacity How to Reserve
Hillyer 119 Classroom 26 Contact Hillyer Library at hillinfo@smith.edu.
Neilson 011 32 This room is reserved for library staff use Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Use the Libraries’ Event Request Form to reserve the room.

Study & Collaboration Spaces

Students, faculty, and staff may reserve the following rooms for study and collaboration:

Location Capacity How to Reserve
Josten J133 Listening Room 8-15 depending on furniture placement Contact Josten Library at josinfo@smith.edu.
Josten J131 (Rare Book Room) 6-8 depending on furniture placement Contact Josten Library at josinfo@smith.edu.
Neilson 001E 1 This Phone Room provides an enclosed area to have phone or Zoom conversations; they have sound dampening walls but are not soundproof. To reserve, use our online reservation system.
Neilson 010A 4 This room is reserved for library staff use Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. To reserve it on an evening or weekend, use our online reservation system.
Neilson 010B 1 This Phone Room provides an enclosed area to have phone or Zoom conversations; they have sound dampening walls but are not soundproof. To reserve, use our online reservation system.
Neilson 012A Self Service Media Production Studio 2 Reserve in person at the Neilson Library Central Service Point or reserve online by selecting Request Help on the ITS digital support site. Priority will be given to course-related work.
Neilson 012E 2 Use our online reservation system.
Neilson 012F 4 Use our online reservation system.
Neilson 101E 1 This Phone Room provides an enclosed area to have phone or Zoom conversations; they have sound dampening walls but are not soundproof. To reserve, use our online reservation system.
Neilson 108K 1 This Phone Room provides an enclosed area to have phone or Zoom conversations; they have sound dampening walls but are not soundproof. To reserve, use our online reservation system.
Neilson 208C 1 This Phone Room provides an enclosed area to have phone or Zoom conversations; they have sound dampening walls but are not soundproof. To reserve, use our online reservation system.
Neilson 301E 3 Use our online reservation system.
Neilson 301F 4 Use our online reservation system.
Neilson 310B 5 Use our online reservation system.
Neilson 310C 8 Use our online reservation system.

Event Spaces

Neilson Library contains spaces that may be reserved by Smith students, faculty, and staff for larger meetings and events. Please note that all reservations must fall within normal library operating hours.

Location Capacity How to Reserve
Neilson 102 Browsing Room Tables with seating ranges from 30-60; presentation style with chairs in rows is 80. Visit Events Management Office Reservable Spaces to reserve through 25Live.

To request the use of a space in Neilson library for events or meetings, please use the Libraries Events Request Form. It will take a minimum of 1 week to review and respond to your request.