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Borrowing Policies for Alumni

How to Obtain Your Library Card

SMU Alumni Cards may be obtained online or in person at the Main Desk.

Policies that differ between Fondren Library and Hamon Arts Library are noted below.

Books & Scores

Loan Period 3 weeks
Maximum Number 10 items
Renewals 3 renewals or 84 days total
  • Items will be automatically renewed unless there is a hold or recall on the item.
  • Alumni borrowers are not eligible to place holds or recalls on materials.
Limited Access Materials
  • Hamon: 3 hour, in-library use only; 1 renewal
Overdue Fines
  • Regular: $1.00/day
  • Hamon Limited Access: $1.00/hour

Audiovisual / Media

Loan Period
  • Fondren: 3 days
  • Hamon: 3 hours in-library use only
Maximum Number 1 item
Renewals No renewals
Reserves

3 hours, in-library use; no renewals

Limited Access Materials
  • Fondren: 4 hours, in-library use; no renewals
  • Hamon: 3 hours, in-library use; no renewals
Overdue Fines
  • Regular: $5.00/day
  • Hamon Limited Access: $1.00/hour

All Other Library Materials

Alumni borrowers are not eligible to check out other items, but are welcome to use them in-house.
 

Lost Items

If library materials are not returned, the following lost item charges will apply:

Books, Scores, and Periodicals
Periodical charges apply at Fondren only

$90

  • $15.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $75.00 lost replacement
Fondren Media

$105

  • $30.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $75.00 lost replacement
Hamon Audiovisual Materials

$105

  • $30.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $50.00 lost replacement
Fondren Media Limited Access
Hamon Limited Access Materials

$225

  • $30.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $195.00 lost replacement
Hamon Audiovisual Limited Access

$350

  • $30.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $295.00 lost replacement

Circulation Blocks

A suspension of library circulation privileges will occur, if any of these situations apply to your account:

  • 1 overdue recall
  • $20.00 or more in fines/fees
  • Expired, lost, or stolen library card

Report your lost or stolen library cards to the library's Main Desk.