FAQ for Alumni and Visitors 

COVID-19

Is the SMFA Library open during the COVID-19 pandemic? 

Yes! You can find our hours on the hours page.

 

Information for alumni

Can I check out books from the SMFA Library? 

  • If you already have an account, you may request materials to check out through our contactless pickup service. 

  • See Borrowing from the SMFA Library for details about loan periods.

  • If you do not have an account, you are welcome to create one by stopping by the circulation desk. 

Can I check out books from the Tisch Library? 

Our alumni may borrow materials from the Tisch, Lilly, and SMFA Libraries. 

Do I have access to online databases? 

You can register with the Tufts Alumni Online Community to access a selection of databases, including JSTOR.

I’m a graduate of Tufts but didn’t attend SMFA. Do I have access to the SMFA Library? 

All Tufts AS&E alumni have access to our collections. 

Does the SMFA Library take donations? 

We are happy to consider donations. If interested, please contact smfalibrary@tufts.edu

 

Information for visitors

Is the SMFA Library open to the public? 

Yes! You can find our hours on the hours page

I’m researching a graduate or attendee of SMFA. How can I access the SMFA archives? 

The SMFA archives are now part of the Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives (DCA). Visit the DCA website for contact information and details about access. 

I work at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Do I have access to the SMFA Library? 

To request an SMFA Library account, first contact the staff at the MFA Library, who will forward your request to us if it is approved. 

I attend or work at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Do I have access to the SMFA Library? 

To request an SMFA Library account, fill out the account request form. MassArt Library staff will forward your request to us if it is approved.