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About Us

Who We Serve

The Warren Hunting Smith Library's primary mission is to serve members of the HWS Colleges' community. We provide a variety of online and print resources, services, and comfortable spaces for independent and group collaborations within the Melly Academic Center. The library provides services to HWS alumni, community members, and to anyone visiting the campus. Individuals who visit the library have access to the materials within the building, including access to the library's online resources via the library computers. Off-campus access is available to HWS students, faculty, and staff members, that wish to access the library's online subscription resources.

A detailed description of the library's borrowing and lending policies for visitors to the library is available below.

The Warren Hunting Smith Library is committed to protecting the rights of library users and follows the principles set forth in the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights.

About the Collections

The print collections of the Warren Hunting Smith Library have over a quarter of a million volumes, including the reference collection, the main stacks, bound periodicals and special collections. These collections are augmented by a variety of online resources, including citation databases, full text journals, electronic books and digital images.

For more information, browse through the library's collections via SingleSearch.

Library Policies

A detailed description of the library's borrowing and lending policies for visitors to the library is available here:

For more information on library policies, see the following:

For information on copyright, click here.

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