Services

Borrowing Policies for Alumni

How to Obtain Your Library Card

SMU Alumni Cards may be obtained online or in person at the Fondren Library Main Desk.

Books & Scores

Loan Period 3 weeks
Maximum Number 10 items
Renewals 3 renewals or 84 days total
  • Items will be automatically renewed unless there is a hold or recall on the item.
  • Alumni borrowers are not eligible to place holds or recalls on materials.
Limited Access Materials 3 hour, in-library use only; 1 renewal
Overdue Fines
  • Regular: $1.00/day
  • Hamon Limited Access: $1.00/hour

Audiovisual / Media

Loan Period 3 hours in-library use only
Maximum Number 1 item
Renewals No renewals
Reserves 3 hours, in-library use; no renewals
Limited Access Materials 3 hours, in-library use; no renewals
Overdue Fines
  • Regular: $5.00/day
  • Hamon Limited Access: $1.00/hour

All Other Library Materials

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

Lost Items

If library materials are not returned, the following lost item charges will apply:

Books and Scores

$90

  • $15.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $75.00 lost replacement
Hamon Audiovisual Materials

$105

  • $30.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $50.00 lost replacement
Hamon Audiovisual Limited Access

$350

  • $30.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $295.00 lost replacement

Circulation Blocks

A suspension of library circulation privileges will occur, if any of these situations apply to your account:

  • 1 overdue recall
  • $20.00 or more in fines/fees
  • Expired, lost, or stolen library card

Report your lost or stolen library cards to the library's Main Desk.