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
Mission: To enrich the lives of the greater Chautauqua 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.