Desk Hours & Contacts

Neilson Library: Reference Desk

  • Academic Year: The Reference Desk is staffed when classes are in session during the following times
    Mon., Wed., Thurs. Tues. Fri. Sat. Sun.
    9 am-12:45 am 9 am-10 pm 9 am-5 pm 1 pm-5 pm 1 pm-5 pm
    7 pm-10 pm
  • Summer and when classes are not in session [hours are reduced and no evening reference hours are scheduled during school breaks and the summer]:
    Mon.-Fri. Selected Sundays (June-August)
    9:00 am-5:00 pm 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (please call for specific dates)
  • Call (413) 585-2960
  • Send email to
  • Try the live Chat reference service during hours posted on the entry page.
  • Reference Librarians: Sika Berger Anne Houston, Jenna Lanterman, Kathy Layer, Meg Meiman, Pamela Skinner.

Neilson Library: Circulation Desk

Young Science Library: Service Desk

Hillyer Art Library: Brown Fine Arts Center

Josten Performing Arts Library: Mendenhall Center

  • The Service Desk is open during all scheduled library hours
  • Call (413) 585-2930
  • Josten Librarian: Marlene Wong (413) 585-2931

Mortimer Rare Book Room: Neilson Library, 3rd floor

College Archives: Alumnae Gymnasium

  • College Archives hours
  • Call (413) 585-2970
  • College Archivist: Nanci Young (413) 585-2976

Sophia Smith Collection: Alumnae Gymnasium