The Alson H. Smith, Jr. Library is the main library for Shenandoah University.
Physical collections for the social sciences, humanities and sciences are located here. Notable collections include extensive music scores and Collected Editions, the University Archives, and the Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) Archives.
If you are interested in donating materials, please consult the Gift Policy.
In addition to print holdings, the university provides access to electronic resources such as ebooks and e-journals, online databases and streaming video. These materials are available to on-campus and remote users.
Faculty & Staff
A team of librarians and support staff is ready to answer questions, assist with research and retrieval of information, and otherwise make your use of the library successful. Services include materials borrowing and course reserves, reference and instruction, interlibrary loan and document delivery.
Smith Library provides both individual and group study spaces for more than 250 users throughout the building. Four group study rooms may be reserved. All others may be used by faculty and students on a first-come, first-served basis. Recent enhancements to these spaces include whiteboards, softer lighting, and wireless display screens.
Printers and scanners are available on the main floor of Smith Library.
The Armstrong conference room on the main floor may be reserved for use by committees and campus organizations. Reservations are handled through the university’s EMS system.
- Music scores
- Study space
- Circulating book collection – call numbers J to Z
- Special Collections (Shenandoah Archives)
- Study rooms, study carrels, and open study space
- Library staff suite
- Service desk: Circulation and Reference
- Scanners and printers
- Popular reading collection
- Current periodicals, reference books, music CDs
- Open study space
- Armstrong Conference Room
- Circulating book collection – call numbers A to H
- Oversized books
- Study rooms and open study space
- Snack and drink machines
- Institutional Computing (IC) offices