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Services for Alumnae

Services for Alumnae

Smith College alumnae enjoy a number of library benefits both on and off campus.

Access Library Databases

On Campus

Smith alumnae are welcome to use library databases, ebooks, and ejournals onsite. Computers are available for alumnae use.

Off Campus

Generally, due to licensing restrictions, off-campus access to most of our databases is only available to current Smith students, faculty, and staff. The licenses do not permit off-campus access for alumnae.

However, a few vendors do allow alumnae access from off-campus. [See list below.] Access is through the Alumnae Association website; you will not be able to connect to these databases through the Libraries website.

First step: register via the Alumnae Directory.

Already registered? Login here: https://smith.force.com/alumnae/login

After logging in, click on Library Benefits from the list of options on the left

The following is a list of resources available through the Alumnae Association website.

  • JSTOR - Complete full text backfiles (excluding latest 2-5 years) for thousands of scholarly journals.
    Note: After logging into the Alumnae Association website, click on "Library Benefits" from the list of options on the left. Then click on MyJSTOR to create an account for ongoing access.
  • Project MUSE - Full text of current issues for hundreds of scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics
  • SAGE Knowledge -  eBook and eReference library (primarily social sciences)
  • SAGE Journals - Hundreds of journals primarily in the humanities and social sciences
  • Annual Reviews - Authoritative, analytic reviews in 40+ focused disciplines within the biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences.
  • Mango Languages - Online learning tool for 60+ languages; self-paced tutorials to practice reading, listening & speaking. Also includes specialty courses (e.g. food & wine in French, Arab etiquette).

Borrow Library Materials

You may use your OneCard or apply for a library borrower’s card at the circulation desk of any of the libraries (please bring a picture ID).  There is no charge for a borrower’s card, but it must be renewed annually. Alumnae may borrow materials in person only; the Libraries do not lend materials to alumnae by mail.