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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.

Spring 2024 Hours

Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

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

Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm

Closed Saturday

The NYTimes & The Athletic

Smiley Memorial Library is proud to offer digital access to premier news and sports journalism for all CMU students and faculty. Use your current CMU email address to register.

New York Times access link


The Athletic access link

Research Guides

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Introduction to Research Skills

View our Introduction to Research Skills guide for tutorials, videos, and other resources that guide you through the steps of the academic research process!

Upcoming Events

Are you ready for spring to finally arrive? Come celebrate the first day of Spring with the Library by attending our Plant Propagation Workshop on March 19. What can be better than welcoming the new season by taking home a free plant? The workshop will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Information Commons Classroom, located on the second floor of the Library. Attendance is limited to the first 20 students who submit our registration form.

We’re on Snapchat!

Snapchat QR code for Smiley Memorial Library’s Snapchat account. The avatar is a Bitmoji version of George Smiley, the library’s namesake, looking at a smartphone and smiling.

We’ve added another way for you to keep up with what the Library has to offer! Either scan the code to find us, or go to our Snapchat profile here.

Smiley Memorial Library

Central Methodist University
411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248