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Information Commons

Information Commons

The information Commons is located on the first floor of Fondren Library East. In the Information Commons you can print, scan, create multimedia projects, get help with your research projects from librarians, or find a good spot to study. Faculty and staff can find multimedia support in OIT's Faculty Media Lab and experiment with touch computing in the Touch Learning Center.


Computers, Scanning, and Printing

Computers and Printing - Computers for the SMU Community and public use (no SMU ID required) are located on every floor of Fondren Library Center. More about computers and wifi. More about printing and scanning.

Touch Learning Center - space for faculty and students to test apps and experiment with the touch computing environment. More information available.

Multimedia Center - 14 iMacs available for SMU patron use with up-to-date multimedia software for creating websites, presentations, portfolios, graphics, editing video and audio files, and scanning. More information available.

KIC Scanner - Easily scan documents, articles, pages of books, etc. Save to flash drive or email for free.

Microform Readers (Fiche & Film) - Three readers available; two can print.

Reference Desk / Ask a Librarian

For reference assistance, visit the reference desk in person or Ask A Librarian via chat, text, email, or phone.

Help Desk Extension and Faculty Media Lab

Help Desk Extension - Trained student assistants from the OIT Help Desk can assist with printing issues, wireless configuration and general software questions. They are located right next to the Reference Desk, Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:00pm during Fall and Spring semesters. Assistance in the evening is available from the main Help Desk in Fondren Library West.

Faculty Media Lab (Academic Technology Support) - a multimedia facility for use by faculty and teaching assistants working on digital media and online projects. More information available.

Screening Room (FLE109b)

The Screening Room provides faculty a venue to screen programs outside of normal classroom hours. The room can also be used for presentation practice, library or student meetings, and videoconferences. More information available.

Assistive Technology Center and Disability Services

The Assistive Technology Center provides state-of-the-art equipment and software to accommodate the user of voice-activated and text-to-speech output software as well as advanced grammar and spell-checking software. More information available.

Were you looking for the Norwick Center for Digital Services or CUL Digital Collections? Information available here.


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About Information Commons

Multimedia Center

Touch Learning Center

Screening Room

Practice Presentation Room

Ask a Librarian