Friends of SMU Libraries events feature noted authors, historians, artists, publishers and curators of notable collections.

Upcoming Events


Tables of Content

Benefitting the Friends of SMU Libraries’ Grants program, our annual Tables of Content dinner features round tables with engaging discussion and the presentation of the Literati Award.

SMU community members standing under a sign that reads Welcome to SMU Libraries at an event outside Fondren Library

Friends, Families & First Years

Friends of SMU Libraries welcomes first-year Mustang families on the Boulevard during Family Weekend for our annual Friends, Families & First Years event. The event takes place in the shaded Laura Bush Promenade at Fondren Library and includes snacks, drinks, yard games, and library giveaways for all attendees.
Friends members at the Annual Dinner

Friends Annual Dinner

The Friends Annual Dinner and meeting is a wonderful opportunity for members and their guests to gather for dinner with Friends at the close of the academic year. The event is held at a local restaurant and includes a brief business meeting and board elections followed by a special program with a local author or speaker.