Houston-Galveston Essentials

Houston-Galveston Essentials

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Scanning & Home Delivery Service

The Library offers free home delivery and return of Bridwell circulating materials to Houston–Galveston students via UPS ground.

A pre-paid return slip is included in each shipment.  Students are responsible for returning the items prior to the date due. To request materials, please complete the online form.


Bridwell Library participates in the TexShare program and can provide Houston-Galveston students with a TexShare card. TexShare allows registered cardholders to borrow materials from other participating libraries throughout Texas, including many libraries in the Houston-Galveston area.

To obtain a TexShare card, please inquire at the Bridwell Library circulation desk (214-768-1866, bridcirc@smu.edu) and a card will be issued and mailed to you within 3-5 business days.

NOTE: Each participating library sets its own guidelines for sharing materials, so please check before you go to confirm that the library you intend to visit is a member of TexShare.

You can use WorldCat, a global catalog of library collections, to see whether the library owns a particular item.

Still Need Help?

For questions about your Library Account, Bridwell's home delivery service, and overdue items please contact Access Services (214-768-1866).

For research and writing assistance, please see the Get Help page or contact a reference librarian (214-768-4046).  In addition, Research Guides provide basic introductions to topics such as scholarly citations, Biblical exegesis, Apps for theology, and more.