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The 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.

Josten Library Hours

(5/26) Sunday (5/27) Monday (5/28) Tuesday (5/29) Wednesday (5/30) Thursday (5/31) Friday (6/1) Saturday
Josten Performing Arts Library Closed Closed

Memorial Day
1:00pm-4:00pm & by appointment 1:00pm-4:00pm & by appointment 1:00pm-4:00pm & by appointment 1:00pm-4:00pm & by appointment Closed

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. Contact Josten Library at josinfo@smith.edu.

  • J133 Listening Room classroom (capacity: 8-15 depending on furniture placement).
  • J132 A, B, C, D listening/viewing/study rooms (capacity 1-2 people)
  • J131 Rare Book Room classroom (6-8 depending on furniture placement)

  • External CD/DVD drives are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk
  • Computer workstations
  • Print, copy, and scan
  • Listening table (turntables for vinyl, CD, cassette) - Mezzanine
  • The J131 Rare Book Room is equipped with a touchscreen, projection, Apple TV, VHS, and CD/DVD
  • The J132 A, B, C, and D Listening Rooms are equipped with turntables for vinyl, VHS, CD/DVD; listening with headphones
  • The J133 Listening Room is equipped with a touchscreen, projection, Apple TV, VHS, and CD/DVD

  • Electric pianos are located in J131, and J133
  • Ukuleles are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk

For help with...

Name or Department

Phone

Email

Anything at Josten Library

Josten Staff

413-585-2930 

josinfo@smith.edu

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 

mmwong@smith.edu 
Make an appointment

Service point, material circulation and public services: student staff, fines and bills, use policies, missing materials

Janet Spongberg, Josten Circulation Coordinator

413-585-2932 

jspongbe@smith.edu 

Course reserves, acquisitions, collections processing

Kat Godfrey, Collections Services/ Circulation Associate

413-585-2934 

kgodfrey65@smith.edu

Contact Josten Performing Arts Library

Mendenhall Center
122 Green Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063