Borrowing Materials

Loan Periods and Policies

Library cards

  • Current students, staff, and faculty must present an SMU ID card or valid government picture ID at the Main Desk to check out materials. A separate library card is not required.
  • SMU Alumni may obtain a library card online or at the circulation desk.
  • Guests, may be eligible to apply for a library card.
  • Visiting Scholars, must have their department chair or dean apply for a Research Card on their behalf.


It is your responsibility to:

  • Know the due date for when material is to be returned.
  • Return or renew material before the due date.
  • Exercise care in the handling of library materials

Reviewing Your Library Account

Login to your library account to review what materials you have checked out, overdue fines and renew materials. Learn more about paying fines.

Circulation FAQ's



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