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Study Spaces

Study Spaces

The Smith College Libraries provide a variety of study spaces, from individual pods and carrels to large study tables. 

Individual Study Spaces

Many people prefer individual spaces in which to study and do work. Study carrels are available to all users for individual study on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved.

Alumnae Gym

  • Study pods and soft seating- 1st floor (open 24 hours)
  • Soft seating - 3rd floor (open 24 hours)

Hillyer Library

  • Soft seating - 1st floor 
  • Study Carrels - 1st and 2nd floors

Josten Library

  • Soft seating - 1st floor and Mezzanine

Neilson Library

  • Soft seating - all floors
  • Study carrels - ground floor Courtyard, 2nd floor North Wing study area and 3rd floor North Wing study area
  • Neilson 302 Reading Room
  • Neilson 401 Skyline Reading Room and Terrace

Group Study Spaces

Locations with Large Study Tables

  • Alumnae Gym 3rd floor (open 24 hours)
  • Josten 1st floor
  • Josten Mezzanine
  • Hillyer 1st floor
  • Neilson Ground floor Digital Media Hub
  • Neilson 1st floor Cafe
  • Neilson 102 Browsing Room
  • Neilson 2nd floor North Wing study area
  • Neilson 3rd floor North Wing study area
  • Neilson 3rd floor Reading Room
  • Neilson 4th floor Skyline Reading Room and Terrace

Small Group Study Rooms

These rooms hold 3 or more people and are available for use by students, faculty and staff. Group study spaces are available to all users for group study on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot currently be reserved.

  • Neilson 010A - capacity: 4 people
  • Neilson 301E - capacity: 3 people
  • Neilson 301F - capacity: 4 people
  • Neilson 310B - capacity: 5 people
  • Neilson 310C - capacity: 8 people