Returning Items

  • With the exception of Reserve and Interlibrary Loan items, Smith and Five College materials may be returned to any Five College library.
  • Reserve items must be returned in person to the library service desk where they were borrowed.
  • Recalled items must be returned by the newly established due date on the recall notice. If possible, return a recalled item to its home library, or allow extra time for its return if turned in to another Five College library. If you are out of the area when you receive a recall notice, please contact the appropriate service desk (see below) for specific mailing instructions.
  • Interlibrary Loan items must be returned to the circulation desk in Neilson Library.
  • Avoid using bookdrops whenever possible as they often damage library materials. Fragile or large items and video or sound recordings, especially LP (vinyl) recordings, should never be placed in a bookdrop, but should be returned to a library circulation desk.
  • To return a Smith library item by mail

o Pack the item securely in a padded envelope or box
o Insure the package for $50 per item
o Mail to:

Neilson Library
Circulation Department
7 Neilson Drive
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

  • For specific questions, please contact the appropriate library service desk.
Location Email Service Desk Phone
Neilson Library neilcirc@smith.edu (413) 585-2910
Young Science Library sciinfo@smith.edu (413) 585-2950
Hillyer Art Library hillinfo@smith.edu (413) 585-2940
Josten Performing Arts Library josinfo@smith.edu (413) 585-2930