SSW Placement: Massachusetts

Using libraries near your placement -  tips for SSW students:

  • Remember that you have broad access to Smith library resources and services.  We can meet most of your needs.
  • If you want to use another library, find the listing below or search LibWeb for more options
  • Before visiting, contact the library in advance for information about access, borrowing and on-site use.  Policies vary widely.
  • Questions?  Email neilref@smith.edu



Boston/Cambridge Area

Boston College
Social Work Library
McGuinn Hall
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

circulation: 617-552-0109
reference: 617-552-3277
swlib@bc.edu

Smith has a reciprocal agreement with Boston College's Social Work Library for social work students. Present your Smith College ID to obtain a guest borrower's card. You will not be eligible to use the interlibrary loan service.

Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

circulation: 617-536-2321
reference: 617-859-2317

Boston University
Mugar Memorial Library
771 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

circulation: 617-353-3732
reference: 617-353-2700

Brandeis University
Library & Technology Services
MS 045 Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02454-9110

circulation: 781-736-4624
reference: 781-736-4670

Harvard University
Widener Library
Cambridge, MA 02138

circulation: 617-495-2414
reference: 617-495-2411
privileges office: 617-495-4166

Access to the Harvard Libraries is very restricted.  Please contact them in advance for current regulations.

Northeastern University
Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

circulation: 617-373-8778 
reference: 617-373-2356 or 855-618-7512 (toll free)

Simmons College
Beatley Library

300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

phone: 617-521-2780
reference: 617-521-2784

Smith has a reciprocal agreement with Simmons College Libraries for social work students. Present your Smith College ID to obtain a guest borrower's card. You will not be eligible to use the interlibrary loan service.

Tufts University
Tisch Library
Professors' Row (off of College Avenue)
Medford, MA 01255

circulation: 617-627-3347
reference: 617-627-3460

University of Massachusetts - Boston
Healey Library
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

circulation: 617-287-5900
reference: 617-287-5940

Wellesley College
Margaret Clapp Library
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

circulation: 781-283-2166
reference: 781-283-2097

Wheelock College
Wheelock College Library
132 The Riverway
Boston, MA 02215-4176

circulation: 617-879-2220
reference: 617-879-2222

Southeastern Massachusetts

Cape Cod Community College
Wilkens Library
2240 Iyanough Road
West Barnstable, MA 02668

Circulation: 508-362-2131 ext.4480
Reference: 508-362-2131 ext. 4343

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Claire T. Carney Library
285 Old Westport Rd.
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

Circulation: 508-999-8750
Reference: 508-999-8678

Western Massachusetts

Williams College
Sawyer Library
55 Sawyer Library Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267

circulation: 413 597-2501
reference: 413 597-2505

Smith has a reciprocal agreement with the Williams College Libraries. Present your Smith College ID to obtain a courtesy borrower's card. You will not be eligible to use the interlibrary loan service.

Worcester Area

Clark University
Robert H. Goddard Library
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610

circulation: 508-793-7461
reference: 508-793-7579

College of the Holy Cross
Dinand Library
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

circulation: 508-793-2642
reference: 508-793-2259

University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Lamar Soutter Medical Library
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

circulation: 508-856-6099
reference: 508-856-6857