Safety Guidelines:

▪ Capacity is limited, face coverings are required and social distancing rules apply.

▪ Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

▪ Computers and office services are available on a limited basis

▪ Newspapers are currently unavailable; magazines may be checked out by request.

▪ In-person programs, meetings and food and beverage sharing are not permitted.

▪ Remote services continue at, or 716.357.6296.


Search, Hold, Renew and Download

NYT Scott Ekstrom

Free Access to

Compliments of James Prendergast Library Association

Click here to redeem in the library

Click here to redeem off-site


About The Smith

The Smith Memorial Library of Chautauqua Institution anchors the southern end of Bestor Plaza.

A member of the Chautauqua-Cattaragus Library System, The Smith offers year round services to the community:

      • Broad collection of circulating and archival materials
      • Access to ebooks and digital audio through your mobile device
      • InterLibrary Loan services, reference assistance, and basic tech help
      • WiFi, laptop workstations, and public desktop computers
      • Copy, print, scan & fax service

f logo RGB Blue 58 Follow us on Facebook!


To enrich the lives of the greater CHQ community by providing access to materials in a variety of formats, as well as other appropriate library services, for the purposes of education, intellectual stimulation, and pleasure; and to do so within the framework of the accepted principles of the library profession.

Join the Friends of Smith Memorial Library


Smith Memorial Library Internet Safety Policy