Category Archives: News

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

Follow CUL on Twitter!

Get fun facts and timely information on library events, services and hours!   Follow us @smucul

Try BrowZine, a new tablet application for scholarly journals

The library now subscribes to BrowZine, a new tablet application  that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s  scholarly journals on your iPad or Android tablet.  Items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero,

Join the CUL Student Advisory Council

We are excited to announce the upcoming fall meetings of the Central University Libraries Student Advisory Council (CULSAC). As a member of CULSAC, you will learn about the fascinating things taking place in the Libraries while participating in conversations that

Central University Libraries Dean to speak at SMU’s 99th Annual Opening Convocation

McFarlin Auditorium 5:30 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2013 During this monumental Year of the Library, Gillian M. McCombs, dean and director of the Central University Libraries, has been invited to give the 2013 convocation speech on Sunday, August 25. Opening Convocation is a tradition