Special Collections

Smith College
William Allen Neilson Library
Smith College Campus
Northampton MA , 01063
FAX: (413)585-2904
Institution Contact(s):
  Christophear B. Loring, Director of Libraries (413)585-2900
Hours: M-Th 7:45AM-MIDNIGHT F 7:45AM-11:00PM Sa 10:00AM-11:00PM Su 10:00AM-MIDNIGHT
Seasonal Hours:
  Summer and recess hours vary
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Assistive devices available Handicapped parking
Journals: "News from the Libraries"
Bibliographic Utility:
Name: Mortimer Rare Book Room
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Martin Antonetti, Curator of Rare Books (413)585-2906 mantonet@library.smith.edu
Hours: M-F 9:00AM-NOON; 1:00PM-5:00PM
Collections: 1
Formats: 150 linear feet of manuscripts 30,000 volumes of rare books
Collection Description:
  Rare Books in all fields (including: the history of printing from the 15th century to the 20th century, J. Ross Browne, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, George
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Access only in reading room, supervised All or part of the collection(s) not accessible
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff All photocopying done by staff
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for manuscript collection
Directions: FROM I-91 NORTH OR SOUTH: Take exit 18 (Northampton Center). Take Route 5 North (Pleasant Street). Proceed into center of town to main intersection with Route 9 (Main Street). Turn left and go West through town, to the campus of Smith College (staying on Route 9 as it bends up to the right and becomes Elm Street). The Neilson Library is in the center of campus. Street parking or very limited visitor spaces in campus lots are available.