Category Archives: News

View the latest edition of Browsing Forward, CUL’s newsletter

Browsing Forward is published twice a year by the Central University Libraries of Southern Methodist University at Dallas, TX. If you are having trouble viewing this newsletter, click here.

Food for Fines: Through Dec. 18

In the spirit of holiday sharing, Central University Libraries are once again collecting food donations for the North Texas Food Bank in return for waiving library fines. For every donation of a can or package of non-perishable food, SMU faculty,

Phishing Alert: Library Account Access Email

We have received reports of a phishing attempt involving the SMU Library Catalog. A realistic looking email warns you that your library account is about to expire, and instructs you to log in to reactive it. But the URL in

Learn about our media streaming services! Oct. 22

New Media Streaming Services and Blackboard Location: Hughes-Trigg West Ballroom Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2pm Lisa Daniels Wall, Fondren Library’s Media Collection Manager, and Bradley Boeke, OIT’s Director of Academic Technology Services, will demonstrate Central University’s Library’s recent media streaming

CUL Annual Reports Now Available Online

Central University Libraries Annual Reports from 2008 to the present are now available online.  Learn about recent donations to our collections, library accomplishments, and staff achievements. 2013 – 2014 Annual Report Highlights Year of the Library culmination Friends of the

Preview our new CUL website!

On August 4, Central University Libraries will launch a newly designed website.   Left: Current CUL website – Right: New website –   Highlights View pages easily on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. Find the library materials

Ground-breaking eBook Loan!

SMU’s Central University Libraries (CUL) recently filled the very first Occam’s Reader request. The University of Missouri borrowed the e-book, Third International Handbook of Mathematics Education. The book was 1,119 pages. The Occam’s Reader Project – comprised of Texas Tech

Friends of the SMU Libraries Announce 2014 Grant Recipients

The Friends of the SMU Libraries are pleased to announce the 2014 grant recipients. Grants benefit all of the SMU Libraries. A complete list of grants can be found at

Paws and Take a Break: Therapy Dogs at the Library – May 6

Reduce the stress of studying for finals! Spend some time with a therapy dog at the library! Location: Fondren Library Center, Touch Learning Center (1st floor, Fondren Library East) – tentative location Date: Tuesday, May 6 Time: 1 p.m. –

Accepting staff award nominations through April 11th!

SMU Libraries Staff Awards The Committee for the SMU Libraries Staff Recognition Awards is seeking nominations for the 2013/2014 awards.  The awards recognize outstanding contributions to the Libraries and/or to the information professions, and service to library users.  There are