SMU Digital Collections

Image Rights and Reproductions


Copyright usage terms vary throughout the SMU Digital Collections. Each item contains specific information about usage terms.

If SMU does not have the right to publish the item on the Internet, the item's metadata will be published online, but the item may only be viewed on campus. When items are available for use, please cite the holding library.

nCDS evaluates items for addition into its digital collections using this procedure.

Image Reproductions

For images owned by the libraries or not restricted by copyright law, high quality images may be obtained for a fee by contacting the holding library.

  • Bridwell Library: Contact Bridwell Library's Special Collections at for more information about using materials held by Bridwell Library.
  • DeGolyer Library: For more information about using materials held by DeGolyer, see their research permissions page.
  • Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library: For more information about using materials held by Bywaters Special Collections, see their Permissions, Copyright, and Citations page.
  • G. William Jones Film and Video Collection: The Jones Collection provides access to academic researchers to the fullest extent that resources will allow. Researchers may be required to pay some costs for screening film prints and copying/transferring of materials. For more information, contact
  • Foscue Map Library and all other collections: For reproductions and other usage information, please contact the Norwick Center for Digital Solutions at