Borrowing Materials

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Check Out Materials

You can borrow library materials in person at the Main Desk, schedule curbside pickup, or have them sent by mail.

Library Cards

Current students, staff, and faculty use their SMU ID card or other picture ID to check out items.

For all other users, apply for a card below:

Curbside Pickup

All borrowers can request curbside pickup. Place items on hold in Library Search. After you receive a notification email, you can schedule an appointment for pickup. Your confirmation email will contain pickup instructions.

Home Delivery

Place items on hold in Library Search, and select Personal Delivery: Home Address. After you receive a notification email, reply to confirm or correct your shipping address. Your items will be shipped and will typically arrive 7-10 days later.

Loan Periods & Policies

Hold Items

SMU students, staff or faculty can request books be held for pick up at the Main Desk.

  1. Locate the item using Library Search.
  2. Sign in to your account.
  3. Select "Request Item for Pickup" and then "Request".
  4. You will receive an email when your item is ready for pickup.




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