Hillyer Art Library
Hillyer Art Library is one of three branch libraries at Smith. It provides broad-based coverage of the history, theory, criticism and practice of the visual arts. The collections support teaching and research in almost all fields of art and is used by scholars from the Five Colleges and throughout New England.
The library covers 16,200 square feet on three floors, with floor-to-ceiling glass on the first and second floors offering spectacular views of the campus's main green. Seating for 100 patrons includes power and wireless access at every table and seat.
The periodicals area is a prominent feature of the first floor and provides comfortable seating and an accessible display of new journals, magazines and museum serials.
- 125,000 printed volumes
- 180 current periodical subscriptions
- 2,500 items added annually
- A broad range of electronic resources, bibliographic databases and full-text materials
- Special strength in Renaissance art and architecture
- Notable strength in Greek, Roman, Asian and Medieval art
- Artists' books study collection
- Manuscript facsimiles