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Welcome to Smiley Memorial Library: Books

"I just want a book..."

 

 

Can't find what you need? Try MOBIUS!


MOBIUS is a giant catalog, containing millions of items from over 70 libraries across the American Midwest. You can use MOBIUS to request books from other libraries-- they'll be sent to Smiley Memorial Library for you to pick up. Delivery usually takes 3-5 business days.

 

Using Library Resources

Interlibrary Loan Form

eBooks & Audiobooks

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read right on your phone or CMU iPad.

Go to libbyapp.com/library/mobius to set up your CMU access.

Use the Libby app for iPad and iOS for the best experience.

If we do not have a book you'd like on eBook or Audio, send us a quick note here. 

Finding materials

Smiley Memorial Library has a collection of over 50,000 books, spread out over two floors. 

2nd Floor Info Commons
  • Graphic Novels
  • Local and University History
  • Popular Fiction
  • Popular Nonfiction
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Ready Reference (these do not circulate-- but please feel free to scan as many pages as you want!)
3rd Floor
  • Children's Literature
  • Circulating Reference
  • General Collection (includes fiction and nonfiction)

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)
    • Contemporary Fiction (Library of Congress call #s)
    • Contemporary 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)
  • Global Engagement Offices
  • 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

Central Methodist University
411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248

660-248-6271
library@centralmethodist.edu