Loan Periods

Borrowing Policies for Guests


Guests Eligible for a Library Card


Not Affiliated with SMU

  • TexShare Card Holders
  • Dallas Teachers
  • Dallas City Officials
  • Faculty participating in the OCLC Reciprocal Borrowing program

SMU Alumni CardsColophon/Friends of the Library cards, and TexShare Guest Cards may be obtained online.


Books & Scores

Loan Period 3 weeks
Maximum Number

10 items


3 renewals
Items will be automatically renewed unless there is a hold on the item.
Guest borrowers are not eligible to place holds on materials.

A/V and Media

Loan Period 7 days
Maximum Number

1 item




Other Library Materials

Guest borrowers are not eligible to check out other items, but are welcome to use them in-house. 

Alumni Card holders have access to select databases.  No off-campus database access is available for other guest card holders.