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Smiley Library

Smiley Memorial Library has long endeavored to provide high quality educational support and to maintain an accessible, academically current collection of materials and electronic resources to meet the needs of the CMU students. The library strives to promote lifelong learning, information fluency, social responsibility and service, and to serve as a cultural and intellectual resource for the university and the surrounding community. We are a great source for music, movies, children’s books, newspapers, magazines and much more.


Catalogs & Databases

Looking for something specific? Need sources? The library has you covered. Don’t let your research project overwhelm you – our expert staff will be happy to assist. A world of information is waiting for you.

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Library Services

Be amazed at the scope of things available from Smiley Library. Reference services and practice testing services are available. Video recorders, digital cameras, laptops, CD and record players, Kindle e-readers, DVD players, even Nintendo Wii games and systems are available in Smiley Library. And while you’re here, enjoy our popular Coffee Bar.

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Subject Guides

It doesn’t take a college graduate to know that different departments and majors require different learning resources. Smiley Library has prepared subject guides in a number of different areas to point students and faculty to resources most appropriate to their fields.

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Interlibrary Loan

When you need something we don't have, use our Interlibrary Loan program! Through a shared system with libraries around the world, we can locate almost any item. Interlibrary Loans can take up to two weeks to arrive, with average waiting periods around five days.

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Distance Learners

Just because a student isn’t taking classes on the main campus doesn’t mean Smiley Library staff and resources aren’t accessible. Graduate and Extended Studies students can still access library or research materials if they follow some tips. Still not sure? Call or email us.

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Contact Us

Smiley Memorial Library

  • 411 Central Methodist Square
  • Fayette Missouri 65248
  • 660-248-6271