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Libraries & Museums

Knowledge: SMU's most powerful resource

Libraries

With more than three million volumes and the largest private law library in the Southwest, along with numerous special collections, losing yourself in SMU's library system is one of the best guilty pleasures the Hilltop has to offer.

The Bridwell Theology Library galleries regularly feature exhibitions of rare materials from their own collection and collections throughout the world. Central University Libraries includes Fondren Library Center, DeGolyer Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man Reading Room, the Fort Burgwin Library (SMU-in-Taos), the Reading Room at SMU-in-Plano and the Norwick Center for Digital Services, which houses the Student Multimedia Center. The SMU libraries also provide quiet, comfortable study areas and wireless access. 

When you're offsite, with just a few clicks the Library Catalog gives you access to materials in all SMU libraries, online resources, reserve materials and links to other databases, digitized collections and relevant Web sites.

Museums

The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. With works dating from the 10th to the 21st century, the internationally renowned collection presents a broad spectrum of art covering a thousand years of Spanish heritage.

The George W. Bush Presidential Center uniquely integrates the records of a national archive, the thematic exhibits of a presidential museum and the intellectual capital of a research-based policy institute to advance ideas based on the core principles of the Bush Presidency: freedom, opportunity, responsibility and compassion. The Center tells the story of a defining period in our country’s history and serves as a platform from which world‑class scholars conduct serious, independent research aimed at generating practical solutions to important public policy problems.