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Fall 2023 Semester Hours

Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 9:00pm

Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm

Closed Saturday

Mission Statement (Adopted 8/22/23):   Smiley Memorial Library seeks to be an essential part of student, faculty, and staff success at Central Methodist University. To support our users’ informational needs, we strive to offer academically relevant resources and services, support information literacy and scholarship, and maintain a welcoming and inclusive space for all our users. Whether on campus or online, we seek to promote research, discovery, and lifelong learning throughout the CMU community.

Upcoming Events

Library closed for Labor Day

We will be closed on Sunday, September 3 and Monday, September 4 for Labor Day. Have a safe and fun holiday!

Smiley Memorial Library is Closed September 3-4 for Labor Day. The Library will reopen Tuesday, September 5.











Getting Around the Library

Cupples Hall is over 120 years old. It has two sections, four floors, and a lot of history. Here's how you find things.

Regular Building

Old Stacks

(Library staff only)

First Floor (below the Library lobby)

  • Center for Learning and Teaching
  • Technology Services

First Floor Old Stacks

  • Bound Periodicals (alphabetically by title): Sc-Z

Second Floor

  • Library lobby (Circulation Desk)
    • DVDs
  • Books
    • Graphic Novels (Library of Congress call #s, e.g. "D810.J4 S643 1992" for Maus)
    • Local and University History (Library of Congress call #s)
    • Popular Fiction (Library of Congress call #s)
    • Popular Nonfiction (Library of Congress call #s)
    • Young Adult (Call #s by author last name, e.g. "Rot dive" for Divergent)
  • Information Commons
    • Digital U
      • Information Commons Classroom (behind Digital U)
    • Writing Center

Second Floor Old Stacks

  • Bound Periodicals: L-Sa

Third Floor Old Stacks

  • Bound Periodicals: E-K

Third Floor

  • Books
    • Children's Literature (DDC call #s, e.g. "813 P637" for the Captain Underpants books)
    • Circulating Reference (Library of Congress call #s)
    • General Collection (Library of Congress call #s)
  • ITV Offices
  • Missouri Conference Methodist Archives
  • Radio Station
  • Study Rooms

Fourth Floor Old Stacks

Bound Periodicals: A-D

Fourth Floor

  • English Faculty offices
  • Philosophy and Religion Faculty offices

Fifth Floor Old Stacks

  • Missouri Conference Methodist Archives
  • University Archives

Smiley Memorial Library

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411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248