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Public Services Policies

Study Room Policies

CUL Group Study Room Policies

  • Group study rooms are available for use by SMU students, staff, and faculty.
  • Reservations should be made online through the appropriate library’s website.
  • The maximum reservation length is 3 hours.
  • Back to back reservations are prohibited.
  • Room reservation may be made up to 30 days in advance.
  • All study rooms are subject to library hours and policies.

CUL Individual Long-Term Study Room Policies

  • Fondren Library Center has 20 individual long-term study rooms available for SMU graduate and doctoral students. Room assignments are handled in the library office, Fondren Library East 300.
  • The Hamon Arts Library has 10 individual long-term study rooms available for SMU graduate and doctoral students. Applications are available at the circulation desk or online at http://smu.edu/cul/hamon/services/studyrm_app.pdf.
  • Rooms are assigned for one academic year. Renewals may be granted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Rooms are assigned on a first-come first-served basis to SMU graduate and doctoral students.
  • Only library materials that are checked out may be left in the study rooms. Non-circulating materials should be returned to the stacks after use.
  • Library staff will routinely monitor rooms and remove materials that are not charged out, non-circulating, missing, or overdue.
  • The library assumes no responsibility for personal items left in the rooms.
  • Electrical appliances are not allowed in the rooms.
  • Violation of study room policies may result in the loss of the room.
  • All study rooms are subject to library hours and policies.