Libraries & Collections

Libraries & Collections

William Allan Neilson Library

Neilson Library is the main library, with strong collections in the humanities and social sciences. It is also home to the College Archives, the Mortimer Rare Book Room, and the Sophia Smith Collection. The first floor of Neilson contains the Information Commons. Directions.

Anita O'K. and Robert R. Young Science Library

Young Science Library's extensive collections support research in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science & Policy, Exercise and Sport Studies, Geosciences, History of Science, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, and Psychology. Directions.

Hillyer Art Library

Hillyer Art Library is a specialized branch collection that houses materials on the history, theory, criticism, and practice of the visual arts. Directions.

Werner Josten Performing Arts Library

Josten Performing Arts Library supports the teaching, learning, research, and performance programs of the Music, Theatre, and Dance departments. Directions.

Special Collections

Smith College Special Collections is comprised of three unique collections:

College Archives

The College Archives houses a rich collection of material documenting the history of Smith College from the 1860s to the present. Directions.

Mortimer Rare Book Room

The Mortimer Rare Book Room, a collection of nearly 40,000 volumes, covers the history of printing from the fifteenth century to the twentieth. All aspects of the book arts are represented. Directions.

Sophia Smith Collection

The Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College is an internationally recognized repository of manuscripts, photographs, periodicals and other primary sources in women's history. Directions.

Five College Library Depository

The Five College Library Depository (FCLD) is a high density storage facility for the lesser-used materials from the libraries of Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and University of Massachusetts Amherst. Directions.

Other Libraries & Catalogs

Links to other Five College and local libraries and collections.