Category Archives: News

Renovation Town Hall Meetings – Sept 29 & Oct 2

Here is your chance to learn about the Fondren Library Center Renovation! There will be a presentation of the upcoming changes, timelines, and impacts on services, followed by a Q&A session where you can bring your questions. Everyone is welcome!

New Fondren Library Hours

Fondren Library Center will not be open 24/5 during the 2015-2016 academic year as it has been in the past.  In this decision this year, we carefully considered two major factors: the library renovation and usage statistics. First, the current

Research Workshops this September

Get an introduction to research at Fondren Library Center! Workshops are free and open to current SMU students. See all upcoming workshops. September workshops Managing Citations Learn the essentials of using a citation manager, such as EndNote Basic or Refworks

Fondren Library Center Open House, September 25

Fondren Library Center Open House Please join us for a special Homecoming open house celebrating Libraries: Then and Now and showcasing the ongoing Fondren Library Center renovation. Light refreshments provided. Event Information Date: Friday, September 25 Time: 2 – 3

Announcing our new Document Delivery service!

Central University Libraries rolls out document delivery service for faculty, staff, and students Interlibrary Loan (ILL) has started a document delivery service for faculty, staff, and graduate students that delivers scanned pdf of articles and book chapters from the Central

Fondren Library Welcome Tent: August 24 – 25

SMU’s Central University Libraries will greet new and returning students with much needed cold water and campus maps, 9:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. during the first two days of school. Stop by our tent in front of Fondren Library and

Library Catalog down for maintenance, June 8 & 9

Update: The maintenance down time has been extended until Wednesday, June 10 The Library Catalog ( will undergo system maintenance on Monday and Tuesday, June 8 and 9, 2015. During that time, you will not be able to use the

DeGolyer Library closing June 1 for renovation

DeGolyer Library will be closed to the general public starting June 1, 2015, as part of the renovation in Fondren Library. Over the next 6-12 months, the library will be moving all of its collections, work spaces, offices, and reading

Lecture and Book Signing with C.W. Smith, May 28

In A Throttled Peacock: Observations on the Old World, self-styled boulevardier and novelist C.W. Smith takes a droll and ironic look at the antics of Europeans at home and Americans abroad in this off-beat memoir that gently mocks both traveler

Friends of the SMU Libraries Announce 2015 Grant Recipients

The Friends of the SMU Libraries are pleased to announce the following 2015 grant recipients: $20,000 to the Fondren Library Center renovation project. $6,100 to the DeGolyer Library Prints & Photography Department to purchase Civil War photographs. $5,000 to the