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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. Cristina Henríquez will give a public address Monday, September 4, at 3:30 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall. Book discussions in Smith houses will follow on Tuesday, September 5, from 7 to 8 p.m.

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SSW: Bring 'em back!

Remember to return all library books by 4 pm on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -- Smith books, Five College books, and books received from other libraries via interlibrary loan. Failure to do so will result in holds on your diploma and official transcript.

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Need help? Use "Ask Us!"

Use "Ask Us" in the top right of the Libraries' website navigation to send a question, report a problem, or give us feedback.

Librarians will answer questions Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and periodically throughout the weekend.

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Construction in Young Library, July 10-14, 2017

We're remodeling to create more study space in Young Library. During the week of July 10th there will be construction noise and disruption on the main floor. We apologize for the inconvenience. For help in finding a quiet place to study, try Smithscape.

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Interlibrary Loan & Acquisitions Unavailable June 19-21, 2017

Interlibrary Loan and ordering of new library materials are temporarily unavailable Monday-Wednesday while staff move to the new Five College Library Annex off campus.

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SSW Students - Sign Up for a Library Research Session June 9 to 21, 2017

All students in SSW 160/161, Introduction to U.S. Social Welfare Policy, must attend one of the seven research sessions offered. We will introduce key resources for your major class assignment.

All students enrolled in Research Methods (380/382/384) are required to attend a library advanced research session. These small group sessions provide a hands-on opportunity to explore the databases you'll use for research. 

Compass is Here! Explore Unique Digital Collections

We are pleased to announce the launch of Five College Compass: Digital Collections a site bringing together digital scholarship with cultural and historical materials contributed by Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges.  

The site is a collaborative implementation of the Islandora/Fedora open source framework and represents an ongoing commitment between the institutions to showcase and preserve our unique digital materials. With over three thousand individual items currently available and thousands more to be added, Compass will grow, providing access to the depth and breadth of digital output from our archives, special collections, and digital scholarship.

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SmithScape, a New Study Spaces App!

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

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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.

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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.

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