Please note that the BUILDING and FACILITIES of Bridwell Library will be open to the public beginning August 19th.
The library will be closed this Saturday, September 14th, for the SMU home football game.

Please refer to this page for more information on our fall semester hours

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Bridwell Library Reference

  • Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    Jane Lenz Elder
    Reference Librarian


Special Collections and Archives

  • Beginning March 11, 2019, Bridwell Library Special Collections and Archives access will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. NO WALK-INS PERMITTED. If you have a question for or request of our staff, you may contact them by phone or email, and they will work with you based on their availability at the time of the request. Bridwell Library seeks to provide exceptional support and service to our patrons and community, and we encourage everyone to continue to use our vast and important collections and resources. Your experience and access to Bridwell Library is our priority.

    Bridwell Library Special Collections and Archives are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; materials are not paged after 4:30 p.m.

    Timothy Binkley


    R. Arvid Nelsen

    Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarian