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Young Library 8am - 6pm
Special Collections Closed
Hillyer Art Library 9am - 8pm
Josten Performing Arts Library 1-5 pm or by apt.
KnowledgeLab 8am - 4pm

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Locations & Study Spaces

Smith College Libraries collections and services are distributed across the campus in four locations: Young Library, Hillyer Art Library, Josten Performing Arts Library, and the KnowledgeLab in Seelye B4. Each library offers a variety of study spaces and staff to assist users with their research and help them access collections at Smith and beyond.

The Libraries provide a range of study spaces for individuals and groups ranging from quiet to noise-tolerant which are furnished with a variety of seating and technology options including individual carrels, reservable study rooms, traditional library reading tables, easy chairs and sofas, as well as collaborative group-work set-ups with movable furniture, whiteboards, screen sharing software, and media equipment.


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About SmithScape

SmithScape is an app designed to help students at Smith find places to study across campus that meet specific criteria, such as lighting, ambient noise, and availability of amenities such as printers, whiteboards, outlets, vending machines, etc.

It is currently available as a web application, as well as an app for smartphones via the App Store and Google Play Store (coming soon).

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Libraries' Spaces

Spaces for Individual Study

Quiet, bring your own technology

Young Library

Hillyer Art Library

Werner Josten Performing Arts Library

  • Soft seating (upholstered chairs)
    • Mezzanine
    • Reference Room - 1st floor

Study Alone Together

Quiet to low conversation, bring your own technology

Young Library

  • Large study tables - first floor

Hillyer Art Library

  • Large study tables distributed throughout the 1st and 2nd floors

Werner Josten Performing Arts Library

  • Large study tables
    • Reference room- 1st floor
    • Mezzanine
  • Special facilities for music study
    • Listening table (turntables for vinyl, CD, cassette) - Mezzanine
    • Piano - Mezzanine, J131, J133

Collaborative Group Study

Noise tolerant, some areas equipped with technology to support collaborative work

Young Library

  • Large study tables — first floor

Hillyer Art Library

  • Hillyer 119 classroom - 1st floor
    • 1 large-screen TV with screen sharing, whiteboard walls, movable tables and chairs

Werner Josten Performing Arts Library

  • J133 classroom - 1st floor (contact to reserve)
    Large-screen TV with screen sharing, whiteboard, blackboard, piano, VCR, DVD
  • J132 A, B, C, D reservable small group (1-3 people) listening/viewing rooms - 1st floor (contact to reserve)
    Sound proof, turntables, CD, DVD, VCR, cassette decks
  • J131 Rare Book Room - 1st floor (contact to reserve)
    Large-screen TV with screen sharing, blackboard, piano, VCR, DVD, USB turntable

KnowledgeLab - Seeley B4

  • The KnowledgeLab will reopen in Seelye B4 on July 14
  • Large study tables
  • Soft seating (beanbags)
  • Stationary bike with laptop stand
  • Standing desk with leaning seats
  • 2 large-screen TVs with screen sharing
  • Whiteboard walls