SMU Libraries

Yes, We're Open Online

SMU Libraries is open even though our buildings are closed. We offer many resources and support services online.

View our COVID-19 News and Updates for more information.


Get Help

Ask Us Your Questions: 

   Librarians are available to chat during these hours. Email us at anytime. 

Contact Your Librarian: Your subject librarian is available to answer more in-depth research questions through email or online Zoom meetings.

Online Workshops: Sign up for online workshops or request a workshop for your course.

Other Campus Resources:


Collections and Materials

Physical Collections:  There are a number of alternatives to accessing items in our physical collections:

  • Books, journal articles, textbooks, book chapters can be requested using Interlibrary Loan. Library staff will identify if a PDF scan can be sent through Interlibrary Loan or if a digital version of the item can be acquired.
  • If the item is not available through Interlibrary Loan, we will work with you to find comparable materials. Contact your librarian for more information.
  • Many publishers are offering temporary free access to their books during this time.

Films and Media for Course Use: 

Remote Access to Library Resources:

Returning Materials

  • Graduating: View options for returning books and other materials
  • Returning in the Fall: Due dates have been extended to September 30th

Library Fines: All due dates for materials currently on loan will be extended and fines and fees will be suspended until September 30, 2020.


Facilities and Events 

In-Person Events: All in-person events and workshops are canceled until further notice.

Building Restrictions: All physical locations are closed to onsite use until further notice.