Five College Library Catalog How To's

Use the links below to learn more about the Five College Library Catalog

Basic searching - how to search the catalog for keywords, specific authors, titles, subjects, and more…

Viewing search results - find call numbers, locations, availability, and more information about items retrieved by your search.

My Account/Renewing items - view and renew the items you have checked out and see what materials you’ve requested.

Request an item - request materials for delivery from other Five College Libraries.

Finding Videos & DVDs - how to search for videos & DVDs in the Five College Libraries.

Finding Theses - how to search for theses at Smith.

Finding Music - how to search for music scores and recordings at Smith.

Advanced searching – perform sophisticated searches by combining terms and limiting to specific types of materials (books, DVDs, theses, etc.), languages, and dates.