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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 over 20 million 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.

Due to migration to a new system, requesting in the MOBIUS catalog is currently paused. Please ask us directly in the meantime, and we can find items for you via Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Using Library Resources

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)

ILL Request

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)
  • 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

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