Smith & Five College Libraries
Young Library is the Libraries’ central campus service hub and home to Special Collections for the duration of the New Neilson Library Project (2017-2020). The libraries’ collections and services are distributed across the campus in three locations: Young Library, Hillyer Art Library, and Josten Performing Arts Library. 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.
Visit Services for Social Work Students to access resources, get help, and request materials while on placement.
Looking for a place to study?
Try the SmithScape app! SmithScape is a tool to help students find places to study across campus that meet specific criteria, such as lighting, ambient noise, printers, whiteboards, outlets, vending machines, etc. It is available online and as an app via the App Store and Google Play Store. See Frequently Asked Questions.
Smith College Studies in Social Work
Smith College Studies in Social Work, a long-standing, juried professional journal focusing on the dissemination of knowledge relevant to clinical practice, is housed at Neilson. Articles include those from scholars, researchers and practitioners, as well as those based on theses or dissertations produced by Smith graduates. The Studies also publishes reviews of current professional publications and abstracts of all of the theses and dissertations completed at Smith on an annual basis.
Five College Libraries
Through an exchange with the Five College Consortium, School for Social Work students also have access to the library holdings at Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire colleges and the University of Massachusetts' flagship campus in Amherst.