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  • The Research Hub
    Research Hub

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  • Capstone Compass logo
    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.

  • 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.

  • Special Collections
    Special Collections: Available by Appointment


    Due to the current releveling project, access to Special Collections is available by appointment only. Research requests or collection inquiries may be emailed to Megan Firestone. 

    Thank you for your patience and understanding. Inquiries about Special Collections may be sent to Megan Firestone, Head of Special Collections, Archives, and Digital Initiatives, at firestom@southwestern.edu.

  • Senator John Tower
    Join Us at the 30th Anniversary of the John Tower Papers

    A public remembrance of Senator Tower celebrating Southwestern University’s Special Collections, November 4, 2:00-5:00pm

  • 2023 Edible Book Festival
    Celebrate Literature at the Edible Book Festival

    Join us for the SLC’s 2023 Edible Book Festival sponsored by Mosaic.

  • SLC Lobby Display Cases
    Homecoming Display, 2022

    Special Collections and Archives highlights some of its extensive campus memorabilia.