Business Library

Facility Resources

Multimedia Studio

The Multimedia Studio is a sound-proof room used primarily for creating multimedia projects for class assignments including videos, podcasts, web design projects, ePortfolios, and more. Recently configured to serve as a second Group Presentation Room, it contains a projector, screen and wireless remote. 

The studio features a creation station (with 24" iMac computer) with the following software:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (PhotoShop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Flash)
  • Final Cut Express
  • iLife (iMovie, iWeb, iDVD, iPhoto, iTunes, iChat)
  • iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)

The studio is available by reservation for up to two-hour time periods. Online help assistance is available for students within the studio via iChat (Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm), and dedicated staff assistance is available when an appointment is scheduled in advance.

To enhance users' mobility for creating off-site multimedia projects, two iPods kits and two digital video cameras may be checked out for short-term loans.

Multimedia Studio Hours during Fall/Spring semesters:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 10:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm

A listing of Summer, Holiday, and Special hours may be found by clicking here.

The Multimedia Studio is available to all current students, faculty, and staff with a valid SMU ID. Patrons checking out these rooms or resources accept full responsibility for lost or damaged equipment or facilities. Detailed information regarding the use of the rooms, equipment, and reservations process is described on the Policies Page.

Group Presentation Room

The Group Presentation Room is equipped with a computer, LCD overhead projector, projection screen, StarBoard monitor, wireless presentation remote control, and other items to facilitate the creation, practice and refinement of students' classroom presentations.

The room is available by reservation for up to two-hour time periods and can accommodate eight students.

Group Presentation Room Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A listing of Summer, Holiday, and Special hours may be found by clicking here.

The Group Presentation Room is available to all current students, faculty, and staff with a valid SMU ID. Patrons checking out these rooms or resources accept full responsibility for lost or damaged equipment or facilities. Detailed information regarding the use of the rooms, equipment, and reservations process is described on the Policies Page.

Individual Study Space

Individual quiet study space is available in the Quiet Area of the Business Library located around The Kitt Investing and Trading Center. This area features large windows that allow natural light. 

Group Study Space

Four group study computers located in the “G” computer section are available for check out. Also located in this area are three group study rooms (reserve online) and round tables that allow group collaboration.

Computer Resources

  • Computers: iMacs and Dells with access to networked library resources are available for patrons to check out with a valid SMU ID or alumni card. Special analytical databases are available on a limited number of computers within the Business Library, including DataStream, WONDA, Bloomberg, and SAS. Each computer has a CD/DVD drive, and USB ports.
  • Quick Print Stations: For added convenience, walk-up Quick Print Computer Stations are available for up to 3 minutes per user to print out assignments or a fast check of email.
  • Printing: High speed laser printers are available, as well as a color laser printer. Printers are attached to Pay-for-Print stations which accept Pony Express or Copy Card payments for networked printing. A "CSVT" unit in the copy area allows users to add value to their Pony Express account or purchase Copy Cards.
  • Software: All computers are equipped with Microsoft Office, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, and course-specific software.
  • Resume Print Station: A resume computer workstation and attached laser printer is available - check out a placard at the front desk.
  • Scanner: A touchscreen KIC scanner is available - allows you to easily scan, send, and save files. Located next to the photocopiers.
  • Copy Machine: Two copy machines located around the corner from the back service desk are available. Photocopiers accept Pony Express or Copy Card payments.
  • Office Supplies: Essential office supplies are available, including a hole-punch, stapler, paper cutter, scissors, paper clips, etc.
  • Additional Software: SMU provides access to a variety of software in an academic lab setting at specific times. Please visit the SMU “IT Computing Classrooms” page for more information.

Networking for Laptops

Information about configuring laptops for wireless access in Cox can be found at http://www.smu.edu/BusinessFinance/OIT/Services/Wireless. For special problems and in-depth assistance, please check with Cox Technical Support, located across the hall from the Business Library in 170 Maguire. Information about wireless printing is available at http://www.smu.edu/intranet/printing/.