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Welcome to Smiley Memorial Library: Contact Us

The Library staff are located in Smiley Memorial Library, which is on the 2nd and 3rd floors of Cupples Hall.  Please come by the front desk with your questions at any time!  You can also email us ( or call during our open hours.

Your Library Staff

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Smiley Memorial Library
Cupples Hall
Central Methodist University
411 Central Methodist Sq.
Fayette, MO 65248

Chat with a Librarian

Library Chat is available during the following days and times:

  • Monday - Friday: 12:00am-4:00pm, 5:00pm-12:00am
  • Saturday: 12:00am-8:00am, 10:00am-10:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am-12:00am

Make a Request

We would love to help you find what you need. If we do not have a resource available currently, please complete a short item request anytime. 

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

Central Methodist University
411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248