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

▪ Enhanced sanitization and book-quarantine protocols are in place.

▪ Touch-less browsing is encouraged. Safe return bins are located throughout the library.

▪ Transactions are contact-free; preferred payment is exact change.

▪ 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.


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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 and print capability

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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.

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