Smiley Library

Distance Learner information

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.


Library Mission Statement

Smiley Memorial Library endeavors to be an essential part of student, faculty, and staff success. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culturally diverse environment for the entire CMU and Fayette community. We offer professional and respectful academic assistance as well as an academically current collection of both physical and online resources that support academic needs. Our library blends traditional professional services as well as our ever-increasing service to online and distance learners. We seek to foster communication through our campus and engage users in creative critical thinking and innovate resources to ensure successful research, discovery and lifelong learning.


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.

Loan Form

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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