Young Science Library General Information

Young Science Library will close at 5:00 pm on December 22, 2016

As part of the transition for the New Neilson Library project, Young Science Library will be closed for the duration of the spring 2017 semester. The collection will be in storage. See this page for ways to access items from the collections.


The entrance to Young Science Library is located within Bass Hall in the center of the Smith College campus, behind Neilson Library. Click here for a campus map.

Science Library Staff

Contact staff members listed below with specific questions. For all other inquires, contact the Young Library Service Desk (413) 585-2950,

Research Help from a Science Librarian is available Mon.-Fri., 9 am-5 pm.

Help from Circulation & Reserves staff is available Mon.-Wed. 9:30 am-2 pm; Thurs. 5-10 pm; Sun. 4:30-10 pm.

For Help With... Contact Job Title Phone
Anders Griffen Science Circulation Coordinator (413) 585-2882
Research assistance, library instruction, selection of new materials, student training & supervision Josephine Hernandez Science Reference Librarian (413) 585-2885
Research assistance, library instruction, selection of new materials, review of gifts Rocco Piccinino Head of the Young Science Library (413) 585-2951
Young Science Library Service Desk (413) 585-2950