The University’s nine libraries house the largest private collection of research materials in the Southwest, with nearly four million volumes.
Fondren Library, SMU’s largest library, has a general collection of nearly two million volumes covering the humanities, social sciences, business, education, science and engineering. It is a selective depository of government documents and houses an extensive map collection.
Bridwell Library of Perkins School of Theology houses one of the nation’s finest research collections in theology and religious studies and outstanding collections of rare books, Bibles and manuscripts.
Underwood Law Library, serving Dedman School of Law, is the largest private law library in the Southwest.
Degolyer Library focuses on rare books and other special collections, with strengths in travel and exploration, Western Americana, business history, railroad history, history of science and technology and history of photography. It is also the home of the University Archives.
Hamon Arts Library houses materials relevant to the visual, performing and communication arts in support of Meadows School of the Arts. Its archives include the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection and the Jerry Bywaters Special Collections.
The Business Library in Cox School of Business includes the Kitt Investing and Trading Center and provides specialized business research resources, reference and instruction services and information technology solutions.