Smith & Five College Libraries
Neilson Library is the main library for the Smith campus and for School for Social Work students. The Young Science Library, in Bass Hall, is also of interest to SSW students, particularly for its coverage of psychology and medicine. Two other branch libraries, Hillyer Library and Josten Library, serve the fine arts and performing arts respectively. The total collections of these libraries contain over 1,000,000 volumes, 3,100 current periodical subscriptions, 75 electronic databases, federal and international documents and the archives of Smith College and a social work archive.
Smith College Studies in Social Work
Smith College Studies in Social Work, a long-standing, juried professional journal focusing on the dissemination of knowledge relevant to clinical practice, is housed at Neilson. Articles include those from scholars, researchers and practitioners, as well as those based on theses or dissertations produced by Smith graduates. The Studies also publishes reviews of current professional publications and abstracts of all of the theses and dissertations completed at Smith on an annual basis.
Five College Libraries
Through an exchange with the Five College Consortium, School for Social Work students also have access to the library holdings at Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire colleges and the University of Massachusetts' flagship campus in Amherst.