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Using Discover Advanced

Spring & Summer 2022; Teaching, Learning & Research Librarians

Logging In


Select Discover Advanced and then Sign In to your library account in the upper menu.

To see your items from Interlibrary Loan (ILL), go to the ILL login.


  • Smith students, staff, and faculty can select the first “Smith College Students, Faculty and Staff” login option and use their Smith credentials to login.
  • Alumnae and local borrowers will need to register with the Neilson Library Central Service Point, where they will be given a username and password. After that, they can select the “Smith College Library Community Borrowers” login option.

Image of Login Screen

Using My Account

New "My Account" features:
Learn to find Course Reserves, check your requests for Five College Delivery of items, renew loans and manage saved lists.

After logging in to your Smith account, you'll notice a banner at the top that details your current loans and fees. Here you'll be able to see what items you currently have checked out, renew items before they become overdue, look at fees, see your saved searches, and more.

To request a book, do a search for the item you need and click on the Place Request button:

A picture of the Smith College Libraries Discover Advanced results for the search "Let the Record Show," and an arrow pointing at the Place Request button

From there you will be able to specify which library location on campus you would like to pick up your items at when they are ready.