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About Special Collections
Smith College Special Collections is open to the public. We are eager to welcome anyone to use our collections, regardless of background, age, affiliation, or the nature of your research.
The Special Collections Reading Room is located on the second floor of Young Library. View the Smith College Campus Map for more information.
Young Library, Second Floor
4 Tyler Drive, Northampton, MA
Special Collections hours can be found on the Library's Hours page.
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Special Collections provides free visitors passes to researchers wishing to park on campus during weekday business hours. If you would like a parking pass, please request a visitors pass during your registration. If you require a pass for more than three days, please contact our administrative assistant in advance of your visit.
A small portion of our materials are located off-site and require 48 hour notice for retrieval. Some audiovisual materials also require advanced notice to access due to specialty equipment or the need for reproduction prior to viewing/listening. This may cause a delay in your research. Please contact our Reference Archivist to request off-site materials or with questions regarding audiovisual materials. Visit the Reading Room page for more information.