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SLC Presents: Capstone Compass- Navigating the Research Journey (copy)

A panel of SU students who have successfully completed capstone level research will gather to reflect on their process and aid upcoming capstone students.

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New Popular Reading Display

Announcing New Popular Reading Collection

The Smith Library Center is excited to introduce a new popular fiction book display sponsored by Baker & Taylor. Every six weeks, the library will be leasing 10 - 20 titles. These titles will include bestsellers and highly anticipated new releases in a variety of genres. The new books will be displayed on the first floor of the SLC next to Maria’s Cafe. New titles will be available on their publishing date.


A suggestion box will be available for students, staff, and faculty to provide book/author/genre suggestions. Although not every suggestion may be fulfilled, we will do our best to accommodate your requests. Books may be checked out for up to 14 days. The loan policy is accessible under “Best Seller.” Due to the nature of this program, ILL requests and Texshare card holders are excluded from checkout of this collection. To ensure the books circulate to several interested patrons, titles may not be put on hold before they arrive at the library, and checkouts cannot be extended past the two weeks.


We will list the titles in each new shipment below. Please follow us on Instagram @smith_library_su or Facebook to see when the new books will be available. The first set of books will be ready for checkout on August 21st, 2023.


August - September Selections

Ice by Amy Brady

Vampires of El Norte by Isabel Canas* 

The Blonde Identity by Ally Carter

Hello Stranger by Katherine Center

Good Fortune by C.K. Chau

The Librarianist by Patrick Dewitt

House of Marionne by J. Elle*

The Carnivale of Curiosities by Amiee Gibbs

Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong

The Legacies by Jessica Goodman*

Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

The Invisible Hour by Alice Hoffman

None of This Is True by Lisa Jewell

Unnecessary Drama by Nina Kenwood*

The Keeper of Hidden Books by Madeline Martin

Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Hundred Loves of Juliet by Evelyn Skye

Crook Manifesto by Colson Whitehead

Parachute Women by Elizabeth Winder

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

* Arriving at the end of August

Please reach out to Emily Thorpe with any questions at thorpe1@southwestern.edu.

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Featured in Distinctive Collections

Stella Van Buskirk photographed by N.M. Wilcox.

Uncovering the Lost Galleries of Stone and Wilcox: Part One

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Letter from Mary Simons to her fiancé, O.A. Fisher, 1861

Love Letters: From Beginning to Happily Ever After

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A case from my miniature book exhibit

My Time as a Student Worker in Special Collections

Recent SU graduate Natalia Kapacinskas ’18 shares how her time in Special Collections transformed her both academically and professionally.

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Hours of Operation
Student Hours

Students, click the link above to see the library calendar. 

Public Hours

The building will be closed to everyone for maintenance from May 20 - June 2.

Public Hours while classes are in session during the Spring 2024 semester.

  • 1 pm - 8 pm Sunday
  • 8 am - 8 pm Monday - Thursday. Visitors must leave by 9 pm.
  • 8 am - 5:45 pm Friday
  • CLOSED Saturday

Hours will be reduced on holidays and during breaks.

Smith Library Center is open for community use. We ask all visitors to follow library signage and respect students working in the library. Visitors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Tour groups over 25 must give the library advanced notice before touring to limit interruptions to instruction and research by Southwestern students and faculty.