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Use Libraries on Placement

Hampshire, Hampden, and Franklin Counties

Students living in the local area have full Smith and Five College library privileges including

  • Borrowing books
  • Using Request Item for Five College books
  • Submitting interlibrary loan requests
  • Etc.

If you live outside these counties, but within a 60-mile radius of Smith (Enfield, Pittsfield, Brattleboro, etc.), you may choose either to use Smith and its services on site or to send requests to Smith via email.

Boston and Surrounding Towns

Via a reciprocal arrangement, SSW students have access and borrowing privileges at:

Make sure you contact these libraries before your first visit to arrange for a borrowing card. 

Residents of Greater Hartford

Via a reciprocal arrangement, SSW students have access and borrowing privileges at:

Make sure you contact this library before your first visit to arrange for a borrowing card. 

Other Areas

Contact the Smith College Libraries for assistance in identifying libraries near your placement site and determining what their policies are for outside users.

Please note: College, university, research, and specialized (e.g., medical) libraries' policies for outside visitors vary widely. Some libraries will allow you to use materials on site; some will provide borrowing privileges; and others will charge hefty fees or won’t even let you in the door. If a library requires a letter of introduction for access or other privileges, please ask what specific information is needed in the letter and then contact libraryhelp@smith.edu or 413-585-2960.