Category Archives: News

October 5th is Ask An Archivist Day!

  Every wonder what archivists do? Do you have questions about rare items in our collections? Well here is your opportunity to ask all the questions! October 5th is Ask An Archivist Day. Archivists around the United States will be on

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2015-2016 CUL Annual Report Available Online

The Central University Libraries 2015 – 2016 Annual Report is available online.  Learn about the Fondren Library renovation, library accomplishments, and staff achievements. 2015 – 2016 A 21st Century Transformation Mustangs Give Back Friends of the SMU Libraries grants Scrapbooks for

24-Hour Study Space Starting Sept 11

Time to break out the all-night snacks and 5-hour energy! Fondren Library will be open 24/5 (Sun at noon through Friday at 6pm) starting on Sunday Sept 11. All of the new study spaces will be open all night, including

Study with a View at Fondren!

Students and faculty can now enjoy remarkable views of the Dallas skyline in the newly-renovated 4th floor Skyline Study Area at Fondren Library. This is a quiet study area where students can study and be inspired in a comfortable environment set against a stunning

Prothro Learning Commons Now Open at Fondren Library

The Caren H. Prothro Learning Commons at the Fondren Library opened this week to welcome students back to campus. The Learning Commons offers concierge service support for information and research. The space also houses two new computer labs and many

Starbucks Now Open in Fondren Library!

  It’s official! Starbucks is now open in Fondren Library. Drop by today to get your caffeine fix! Stick around and watch the Olympics on the four big-screen TVs in the adjacent Collaborative Commons area. Or bring your laptop and do a

Gillian M. McCombs announces retirement as SMU Central University Libraries dean and director

Dean and Director of SMU’s Central University Libraries Gillian M. McCombs has announced her retirement from that position effective in summer 2017. McCombs joined SMU in 1998 and guided the University’s central library system through a transformation of resources, facilities

Buzz Aldrin Book Signing, May 22

Sunday, May 22 Dr. Buzz Aldrin presents No Dream is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon 7:30 p.m. FREE Lecture. No RSVP required. Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall (3300 Mockingbird Lane)

Friends of the SMU Libraries Announce 2016 Grant Recipients

The Friends of the SMU Libraries are pleased to announce the following 2016 grant recipients: $10,000 to the Fondren Library Center renovation project. $3,500 to the Business Library for digital signage. $3,000 to the SMU Archives to continue digitizing the

Study late for finals! 24/7 hours go through May 10!

The Fondren Library has 24/7 study hours from April 24 to May 10. Overnight study will be available in the science wing of the library. Students will have the first floor, mezzanine, second floor and the second floor over the