Returning Items

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  • 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 as soon as possible to any 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 (413) 585-2910
Young Science Library (413) 585-2950
Hillyer Art Library (413) 585-2940
Josten Performing Arts Library (413) 585-2930