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Study Spaces

Campus Libraries are open to Smith students, faculty and staff who are in the campus COVID-19 screening program. Emeriti faculty, Five College students who are registered for a Smith course, and Smith research affiliates are also welcomed. Please note that an active OneCard is required for access to either swipe in or to show upon entry. Contact with questions about obtaining or activating a OneCard. Masks continue to be required in all indoor shared 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 quiet 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
  • Soft seating - 3rd floor

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, 2nd and 3rd floors 
  • Reading Room - 302
  • Skyline Reading Room and Terrace - 401


Group Study Spaces

Locations with Large Study Tables

  • Alumnae Gym 3rd floor
  • 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 4 people and are reservable by students, faculty and staff. To see amenities and technology, or to reserve a space, use 25Live.

  • Neilson 010A
  • Neilson 108A
  • Neilson 108B
  • Neilson 108J
  • Neilson 301E
  • Neilson 301F
  • Neilson 310B
  • Neilson 310C