Skip Navigation

Library staff will be unavailable on Monday, January 18, for Martin Luther King Jr Day. Online resources are accessible 24/7. See Find Online Sources


Today's Hours

Library buildings are closed
while the College is closed.

See Library Services During Covid-19

Contact Us

Libraries' Service Desk

Call 413-585-2910
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Librarians are available via Zoom
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Use Ask Us to send a question and
we'll set up the virtual meeting.


Fees & Payments

Special Collections is pleased to provide reproductions of our textual, visual and audio materials, when such reproductions will not damage the original or violate any restrictions on the materials. Prepayment is required on all orders.

Smith College Special Collections does not typically charge permission fees for non-profit, scholarly, and student uses as well as for uses internal to Smith College. We will review and, if approved, additional fees will apply to requests by for-profit entities, commercialization of Special Collections copyright-controlled content, or when additional rights are requested beyond our standard permission-to-publish contract.

See Rights & Reproductions for copyright and use information.

Submit a request to receive a price quote:


Researchers are highly encouraged to use a digital camera for personal research use. No fees will be charged for such use. See Photography & Video Policies.


Service   Fee             
Paper photocopy or PDF (no charge for 10 pages or fewer)   $.25/page
Existing digital file (incl. oral histories)   free
Digital scans of images 400 ppi minimum (higher resolution available upon request) New image: $25/scan
Audiovisual reproduction on-site New file: $25/file
Audiovisual reproduction off-site - Contact Special Collections   At vendor cost
Hardware (CD, DVD, jump drive)   At vendor cost
Rush order fee (see Processing Time below)   Double original order costs
Mailing service charge U.S.:
Five College mailing service charge   $2/order


Contact Special Collections to obtain the total charges for the services you are requesting. Payment must be received before services are delivered.

The following forms of payment are accepted:

  • Checks (made payable to Smith College),
  • Money orders
  • Credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, American Express) - Pay your invoice online

Processing Time

Please allow at least two weeks for the completion of orders. While we cannot guarantee such, rush orders can be requested at a cost of double the original order cost. For a new scan, a "rush" order is defined as anything less than two weeks; for an existing scan, less than 48 hours from the time the order is placed.