Welcome to Southwestern!
I’m glad you’ve made the decision to attend the University and hope you’ll take advantage of the wonderful facilities, materials, and services we provide at the A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center. Our primary goal is to support the academic needs of our students, but we also have a great collection of popular books, magazines, and newspapers from around the globe. The library staff prides itself on creating a congenial atmosphere conducive to studying, exploring new ideas, and relaxing.
The Summer Reading List was created as a fun way to introduce you to members of our faculty and staff and their favorite books. Southwestern has quite a diverse faculty and staff and this list represents a cross section of interests, tastes and academic disciplines. All the books listed can be obtained through your local library or bookstore.
Have a great summer and if you want something stimulating and interesting to read, consider the recommendations of some faculty members you will be working with in the coming four years.
Dean, Library Services
A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center