Prothro Learning Commons Now Open at Fondren Library

August 23, 2016

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!

August 9, 2016

  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

August 4, 2016

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

May 11, 2016

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

May 11, 2016

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

Angela Duckworth Book Signing, May 12

May 4, 2016

Thursday, May 12 Angela Duckworth presents GRIT: The Power and Passion of Perseverance 6 p.m. Author’s Reception. Cost, $30 (includes signed book). RSVP Required Cash or check accepted at the door. Signed book included. 7 p.m. FREE Lecture and book

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

April 28, 2016

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

Paws and Take a Break

April 25, 2016

Reduce the stress of studying for finals! Spend some time with a therapy dog! About the Event: Our canine friends from Pet Partners will visit with students to help reduce stress from finals.  Research has shown that spending 5-24 minutes with a calm

2016-17 Common Reading Launch Party

April 25, 2016

Join Us! Come learn about next fall’s Common Reading selection, Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, and explore the recently renovated spaces in Fondren Library. This will be an opportunity to become part of the Common

CUL Songs for Studying

April 25, 2016

  Finals are just around the corner so it is time to hit the books! If you enjoy listening to music while you study, then we have something for you. We have crafted a playlist of songs hand selected by

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