News Perspective Online September 2021

Bridwell Reopens

Library now open after closing for two years for renovations. 

The Bridwell Library is open again!  The library reopened in August after it was closed for two years for renovations.

Among the new features:

A new entry desk welcomes students and visitors.

New collaborative workspaces as well as nooks and crannies for individual study.

The Blue Room, with Wesleyan and Methodist reference materials.


Having spent many hours in the Bridwell Library – and expecting to spend many more – Ted Campbell was excited about news of the reopening.

“Bridwell is an enormously significant theological library and also serves as the rare books repository at SMU,” said Campbell, who is Albert C. Outler Professor of Wesley Studies. “It’s one of Dallas’s hidden treasures.”

More details on the renovation will follow in the October 1 issue of Perspective.


Photos Courtesy of Ted Campbell