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  • News

New Libraries’ Website!

We invite you to explore our new Libraries web experience with enhanced features and fresh responsive design. Please have a look around and tell us what you think.  

Start with our new home page. Use the Send Feedback button in the bottom right corner of your screen.

Welcome SSW Students! Orientation on Sunday, June 4, 2017

Come to the Libraries' and Smith Technology orientation sessions at  1:30 p.m. The Libraries' orientation session will include an introduction to essential people and places in the library, as well as Social Work resources and services on our website. See the full schedule for details of which session to attend. All entering SSW Masters students and doctoral students must attend.

  • Events

Special Collections Open House and Events, May 20 & 27

Saturday, May 20 and May 27: Meet curators and archivists and see some of Smith's fabulous rare books and world-renowned women's history collections. See the model of the New Neilson Library, Neilson Library, level 1 core.

  • News

Neilson Library and Alumnae Gym Close for Construction on May 21, 2017

Neilson Library and Alumnae Gym are closing in order to make way for the construction of the New Neilson Library (2017-2020).

Young Library opens as the central campus location for the Libraries on June 1, 2017. Hillyer and Josten Libraries will continue to provide services throughout.

  • News

Smith Reads: The Book of Unknown Americans By Cristina Henríquez

Smith Reads is a first-year reading experience for all students new to Smith College. This includes first-year students, Ada Comstock Scholars and transfer students. Entering students will meet in small groups to discuss the book.

  • News

Congratulations to Graduating Seniors Who Worked in the Libraries!

The Friends of the Libraries honor these seniors by placing a special bookplate into the library book of their choice. See the list of graduates and the books-some old, some new-that they have chosen to be plated.

  • News

Take a coffee break at Neilson - it's on us!

Evening refreshments available Monday-Wednesday, May 8-10, 2017 at 9-9:30 pm, Neilson Library Level 1 core.

  • Events

Josten Live! Fridays@Five Season Finale, May 5, 2017

Jerry Noble and Friends celebrate "The End of the Madness" with a serenade on the Josten Library Mezzanine. Jerry's end-of-semester croonfest -- with special guests -- has become a Josten tradition over the past few years. Bring your stress and lay it down on that purple carpet!  Free and open to all.

  • News

Coming soon! SmithScape

SmithScape is a new campus study spaces app for students which will be available this summer in pilot mode.

  • Exhibits

Sculpture Installation: Profiles in Literature, April 27-May 4, 2017

The pop-up installation by Nancy Kitchener includes twenty sculptural busts of past and present Smith students in Scupture I under the instruction of Professor Lee Burns.

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