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Fort Burgwin Library


Information for Faculty at Fort Burgwin Library

Fort Burgwin Class

Contact the librarian:

May 13 - July 13, 2014: Melanie Golder

August 5 - 22, 2014 Pamela E. Pagels

Preparing Courses

Search the SMU Libraries Catalog to determine which relevant resources are already in the Fort Library.

Review the Research Guides created for courses at SMU-in-Taos or consult with the Fort Burgwin Librarian for some of the topics on which the Fort Library collection can support research and some of the specific books and journal articles available on each topic.

Submit requests for additional library resources (see below).


Requesting Resources for addition to the Fort Collection

Submit a Request at least three months before items (s) are needed. Search the SMU Libraries Catalog first to determine if the Fort Library already owns the book (s). E-mail complete bibliographic citation (s) to Fort Burgwin Librarian.

Requesting Resources from the Dallas Campus

If you want selected resources from Dallas campus libraries sent to the Fort for Reserve Readings, notify the Fort Burgwin Librarian at least one week before the items are needed.

Placing Materials on Electronic Reserve

Copies of journal articles and book chapters can be scanned and the digital copy can by placed on reserve within the Library Course Reserve database. Students then have the option of reading them online or printing them.

Library Instruction sessions

Special sessions can be scheduled for classes on how to do research, special resources suitable for a particular course and searching for full text online resources.

Interlibrary Loan

If a resource (Book or Article) is needed that is not owned by the SMU Libraries, faculty can fill out the form through the Interlibrary Loan website. Due to the short terms in the summer, we do not normally send SMU or ILL books to the SMU-in-Taos campus.

We do not interlibrary loan books from the Fort Burgwin Library because it is easier to borrow them from a library that is staffed year round.


The library is closed until August 5.

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