Fondren Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week once regular semester classes begin. Fondren Library does close for certain holidays or semester interims. Check Fondren Library hours.
Renewing library materials
If you need your library material longer, you can Renew your material online. This must be done before the materials are overdue.
Looking for a Library Job?
Students are hired to work in practically all areas of the library. All Library student jobs go through MustangTrak.
Reserving a Group Study Room in Fondren Library
If you and your classmates want to study together, make a reservation for a group study room by going to the Fondren Library Center Room Reservation website.
Using the Library
Your SMU ID
You must have your SMU ID card to:
- Check out library materials.
- Get into the library after 9:00 pm.
- Use as a print card for computer work or photocopies.
- Access library online resources from off campus.
Contact SMU Park N' Pony for information on how to get your SMU ID card and have your Pony account activated.
Printing, Photocopying and Scanning
Printing from library computers can be accomplished using black & white, duplex or color printers located on the first floor of Fondren Library East.
Printing is 10 cents a page and is paid by either money on your PonyExpress account on your SMU ID or on a purchased copy card. No cash is accepted for prints.
There is a machine in the first floor Fondren Library East to accept cash to encode value onto your SMU PonyExpress account once your account is set up at Park 'N Pony. This machine accepts only bills.
There are two photocopyers on the first floor of Fondren Library East. Copies are 10 cents if paid by copy card or PonyExpress. If coins are used, copies are 15 cents.
There is a free KIC scanner on the first floor Fondren East that can save your scans to a flashdrive or email.
Ask a Librarian
For help online, visit the Ask a Librarian page to either e-mail or chat with a SMU reference librarian. Chat hours are:
8 am – 9 pm Mon – Thurs
8 am – 6 pm Friday
12 – 6 pm Sat and Sun
To e-mail circulation about the books you have checked out or other questions, please visit Ask a Circulation Question.