Category Archives: News

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

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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

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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

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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

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Common Reading Kick-off, May 4

Celebrity Readout To kick off SMU’s 2015 Common Reading selection, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, SMU celebrities will be reading short passages from the book. There will be door prizes and snacks! Date: Monday, May 4 Time: 12

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Paws and Take a Break: Therapy Dogs at Fondren, May 4

Reduce the stress of studying for finals! Spend some time with a therapy dog at the library! Location: Fondren Library Center Information Commons (1st floor, Fondren Library East) Date: Monday, May 4 Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. About the

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Accepting staff award nominations through April 22!

SMU Libraries Staff Awards The Committee for the SMU Libraries Staff Recognition Awards is seeking nominations for the 2014/2015 awards.  The awards recognize outstanding contributions to the Libraries and/or to the information professions, and service to library users.  There are

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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,

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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

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