Purchasing a Library Card

Smith College affiliates (including alumnae; spouses, partners, and dependents of Smith employees and students; high school students enrolled in a Smith course, and Learning in Retirement students may use their Smith OneCard to borrow materials, or may stop by the Neilson Library Circulation desk to obtain a Smith Library card. See Who Can Borrow for more information.

Area Residents of Hampshire, Hampden, and Franklin Counties, 18 years or older, may purchase limited borrowing privileges from the Smith College Libraries.

  • A purchased library card is valid for borrowing at Neilson and Young Science libraries only; items cannot be borrowed from Hillyer Art or Josten Performing Arts libraries. See "Area Residents" under Loan Policies & Periods for more information about what can be borrowed, and for how long.
  • Onsite use of library materials and resources is available without purchasing a card at all Smith College Libraries including Hillyer and Josten.
  • Register for a library card in person at the Neilson Library Circulation Desk.
    • Picture ID and additional proof of address (such as a piece of mail, or a utility bill) are required for proof of residency.
    • Annual fee of $30 payable by cash of check made out to Smith College.
    • Card is valid for one year and may be renewed as long as the patron still resides in Hampshire, Hampden, or Franklin Counties.