New Libraries’ Website!

Screenshot of Libraries' new home page

We invite you to explore our new Libraries web experience with enhanced features and fresh responsive design. Please have a look around and tell us what you think.  

Start with our new home page. Use the Send Feedback button in the bottom right corner of your screen.

About the New Site

Integrated Digital Platform

The redesigned Libraries’ website is an integrated and innovative platform to support teaching, learning, and research at the college. The 21st century library platform meets the dual needs for showcasing our collections and providing easy and intuitive access to resources and services.

Continuity of Services During New Neilson Library Project

The Libraries’ virtual presence will be your central gateway for continuity of service during the Transition period of the building renovation (2017 - 2020).

Responsive, Accessible, and Mobile

The new site adjusts automatically for different display sizes. There are layouts for desktop displays, tablets and phones.

Improved Navigation

Top navigation bar of Libraries' new website

My Account/Renew - Quick access to your library borrowing account to renew and make requests.

Ask Us! - Search our Frequently Asked Questions, send a question, report a problem, or give us feedback. NOTE: We’re still working on this feature. It will be fully operational by launch of the new website later in May.

Hours & Contact - Look for the green “Hours & Contact” button in the top right of every page for quick reference.

Mega-Menus

Research Tools mega-menu on the new Libraries' website

Drop-down “mega” menus - Drop-down menus for Research Tools, Services, Help, Special Collections, and About  provide quick access to lower level content, or click on “Explore…” for more options.

Simplified Search

Search box on the new Libraries' website

Discover - The scholarly alternative to Google! Discover searches millions of resources in the library catalog, journal article databases, and local primary-source collections all at once. It includes:

  • The Five College Library Catalog
  • General and specialized journal article databases and full text sources
  • Unique, local resources

Five College Catalog - Use the Five College Catalog tab to search just the catalog for books, journals, DVDs, CDs, and other media available at Smith and the other Five Colleges

Quick Start Links

Quick start links on the new Libraries' website

Use the quick links on the homepage for easy access to frequently used content.