This typewriter is a 1972 Smith Corona 'Galaxie 12 XII' manual typewriter in two-tone sky blue and Robin's egg shell blue, accented by black trim, gives it a very eye-catching and prototypical 70's 'mod' look. The Galaxie XII is one of the most solid typing machines ever produced--exact imprint, solid keystroke with excellent feel makes it ideal for serious typing. The new ribbon types precise & bold. The Galaxie also has some very advanced features that enhance the typist's experience such as a 'Power Space' bar for fast and accurate advance of individual spaces; Half-Space Key, and a large tabulator bar placed conveniently above the keyboard. It comes in a black case and weighs approximately 21lbs.

Use with printer paper or other papers of similar weight only.

This item can only be requested in person.


Black case with the typewriter inside.

Tufts ID holders can check out media equipment:

  1. At the front desk, no advance reservation required. You can stop by the front circulation desk located on the third floor B-side of 230 the Fenway, Boston and ask to check out specific equipment. The default loan period for equipment varies. Once equipment leaves the library, the borrower is responsible for all items listed on the contents tag.


We prefer that SMFA Library equipment to be returned to the SMFA Library Circulation Desk, but they can also be returned at the Tisch Library Information and Circulation Desk, and the Music Library service desk.

Conditions of Use

If you are unclear about how to use a piece of equipment, please don't hesitate to reach out to smfalibrary@tufts.edu with the subject SMFA Lib Equipment to schedule a time to review best practices.   

  • Handle the equipment carefully.  Do not use equipment in the rain or place items in sand/dirt environments
  • Never leave the equipment unattended!  
  • All equipment should be returned in the condition it was received.
  • All equipment must be returned to a staff member at SMFA Library Circulation Desk, Tisch Circulation Desk, or Lilly Music Circulation Desk, not through the book drop.  
  • Patron who checked out the equipment must be present for the entire return process to allow staff the opportunity to bring attention to any missing components.
  • Tufts University is not responsible for any files left or lost on media equipment or damage of the user’s files during the loan period.  Any files saved on media equipment is removed when the equipment is returned and cannot be recovered.

Damage, loss or theft

  • Equipment borrower assumes full responsibility for damage, loss or theft.
  • If an item is damaged, lost or stolen, please contact us at sephora.bergiste@tufts.edu or smfalibrary@tufts.edu with the words SMFA Lib Equipment in the subject as soon as damage occurs.  If any component of an item is returned damaged a staff member will reach out to you to discuss appropriate actions. You must file a report with TUPD and present to Tisch Library Staff and/or schedule a meeting with Tisch library staff if equipment loaned to you is stolen.

If you have questions about the equipment, please email us at sephora.bergiste@tufts.edu or smfalibrary@tufts.edu , or call us at 617-627-0080.