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Borrowing Materials

Loan Periods and Policies

Library cards

  • Current students, staff, and faculty must present an SMU ID card at the Main Desk to check out materials. A separate library card is not required.
  • An SMU ID is required for printing and copying. It is also required to visit Fondren Library after 9 p.m. or before 8 a.m.
  • SMU Alumni may obtain a library card online or at the circulation desk.
  • Visitors, including visiting faculty, may be eligible to apply for a library card or TexShare card.
Fondren Library Service Desk

Fondren Library Main Desk


It is your responsibility to:

  • Know the due date for when material is to be returned.
  • Return or renew material before the due date.
  • Exercise care in the handling of library materials

Reviewing Your Library Account

Use the Library Catalog's "My Account" feature to review what materials you have checked out, renew materials, and any overdue fines. Learn more about paying fines.