Borrow, Renew

Guest Borrowers

Affiliation Eligibility Application Requirements Cost Loan Period* Renewal Borrowing Limit Fines
Bridwell Associates Anyone who does not have borrowing privileges   $75/year
(students: $50/year)
3 weeks 5 times 10 items Audiovisual items
$2.00 per item per day

Recalled items
$1.00 per item per day

Other circulating items
$1.00 per item per day
Bridwell Clergy Card All clergy with a permanent appointment Documentation of clergy status such as a business card or church letterhead $75 refundable deposit 3 weeks 5 times 10 items
Research Card Please see the Library Research Cards page A request submitted by a department chair, dean, or provost 120 days 3 times 150 items
Southwest Area Theological Library Association (SWATLA)
Students, faculty, and staff of SWATLA member institutions A valid SWATLA card from the borrower's institution and a photo ID Free 3 weeks 5 times 5 times
TexShare Faculty For a list of participating institutions, see the TexShare website A valid TexShare card from the borrower's institution and a photo ID Free 3 weeks 5 times 10 items
TexShare Graduate 3 weeks 5 times 10 items
TexShare Public 3 weeks 1 time 5 items
TexShare Undergraduate 3 weeks 1 time 5 items

Notes

  • Bridwell Library audio-visual materials circulate for three days, and may be renewed up to two times (EXCEPTION: Texshare undergraduate and public library patrons may renew Bridwell Library audio-visual materials one time)
  • Community Patrons are not eligible to place hold/recall requests or to receive interlibrary loan services
  • A valid SWATLA card (including a future expiration date, an authorizing signature, and a personal identification number) and a photo ID are required to establish an account at SMU and borrow materials
  • A valid TexShare card from the borrower's institution and a photo ID are required to establish an account at SMU and borrow materials

*Borrowed materials may be recalled, resulting in a shorter loan period