Computers and Software



Fondren Library has computers available to the SMU Community (SMU ID required) and a limited number of public computers (no SMU ID required). All computers have Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. SMU-Only computers have access to specialized software.

Library staff are available to offer research help. Assistance with software is offered by the IT Help Desk. View our Public Computer Use Policies

Users should save their documents online or to a portable USB drive. Computers reboot every morning at 4:00 am and erase all saved documents permanently.

Learn more about printing and Wi-Fi

Specialized Software

iMacs have the following software:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (PhotoShop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Flash)
  • Final Cut Express
  • iLife (iMovie, iWeb, iDVD, iPhoto, iTunes, iChat)
  • iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)

Assistive Software available at Fondren:

  • Kurzweil 3000
  • JAWS for Windows
  • ZoomText Xtra
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking  

OIT maintains an updated list of software available across SMU computers on campus.