Library services have been impacted by COVID-19. Contactless pickup service is now available. See Library Services During COVID-19
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Library buildings are closed
while the College is closed.
See Library Services During Covid-19
Librarians are available via Zoom
Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Special Collections Services
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.
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.
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:
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.