Library Catalog down for maintenance, June 8 & 9

June 3, 2015

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

May 27, 2015

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

H. W. Brands Book Signing

May 20, 2015

Wednesday, June 3 H. W. Brands Presents Reagan: The Life 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 signing. No RSVP

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

May 9, 2015

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

May 7, 2015

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

Common Reading Kick-off, May 4

April 27, 2015

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

Late Night Snack Night – Free Food! May 5 – 7

April 24, 2015

Late Night Snack Night returns to Fondren Library Center during finals! Pancake Night: Tuesday, May 5 French Toast Night: Wednesday, May 6 Waffle Night: Thursday, May 7 Time: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Location: Fondren Library Center Lobby Free with

Featured Resource: WorldCat

April 24, 2015

Search WorldCat to identify materials not available at SMU. You can think of WorldCat as a meta-catalog, allowing you to search thousands of library catalogs from around the world all at once. This wide-spread searching can be particularly helpful in

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

April 23, 2015

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

Meet Norman, the Therapy Pig! May 6 & 7

April 23, 2015

Stressed about finals?  Need a break?  You’ll go hog wild over Norman! Norman, a Juliana pig, is a certified Pet Therapy Animal through Pet Partners.  He knows more than 20 tricks and frequently participates in charity events.  He will be

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