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Young Library

Students working in Young Library

Young Library will serve as the Libraries’ central campus service hub and home to the Special Collections for the duration of the New Neilson Library Project (2017-2020).  The Young Library service desk is the pick-up location for:

Many Library staff formerly housed in Neilson Library and the Alumnae Gymnasium are now located in Young Library including:

  • Circulation Department
  • Teaching, Learning, and Research
  • Digital Strategies and Services
  • Special Collections (public services and teaching staff)

Consult our staff directory for a current listing of staff office locations and contact information.

General Library Services

Special Collections Services

What happened to the Young Science Library?

While Young Library is serving as the Libraries’ central campus service hub and home to the Special Collections during the New Neilson Library Project, science books and journals will be in storage and can be requested through the Five College Delivery Service. See History of the Smith College Libraries for more information.




Young Library, Bass Hall, Green Street, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063 - Directions
Service desk: 413-585-2910,

For help with... Name or Department Phone Email
Reference and research assistance, library instruction Barbara Polowy, Interim Director of Teaching, Learning, and Research 413-585-2941                                 

Borrowing, renewing, returning

F. Reese Julian, Circulation Manager

Fines and bills Maria Rao, Circulation Associate, Billing 413-585-4160

Course reserves

Dominique Tremblay, Circulation Associate, Reserves 413-585-4163
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