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Hamon Arts Library

Hamon Arts Library

Audiovisual Center

The Audiovisual Center is located on the lower level of the Hamon Arts Library. It houses the library's circulating collection of audio and video materials as well as computer workstations and multimedia study spaces.

Phone Number: 214-768-3813

Audiovisual study rooms

Study Rooms

The Audiovisual study rooms (B230 and B240) provide a space for group study with multimedia capabilities, including: widescreen TVs; DVD, VCR, Laserdisc, and Bluray players; and turntables. Users may check out laptop adapters and media kits at the audiovisual service desk.

Reserve a room.

SMU concert and recital recordings

SMU Concert and Recital Recordings

The Hamon Audiovisual Center is in the continuing process of digitizing concert and recital recordings already in the catalog so that users may listen online.

Request a copy of an SMU concert or recital.

Circulating collections and circulation policies


The Hamon Audiovisual Center currently contains almost 15,000 CDs, 15,000 LP records, and over 1,500 DVDs, as well as audio and videocassette tapes, laser discs, and microforms. The scope of the collection includes materials related to music, the visual and performing arts from Antiquity through the present day, and from both Western and international traditions.

Circulation Policies

  • Graduate students and staff: 15 items, 3 days
  • Undergraduates: 5 items, 3 days
  • Renewals: Faculty, 3 renewals; Others, 1 renewal.
  • Fines for overdue items: $5.00 per item, per day

For more information, please visit the Central University Libraries' circulation policies site.

KIC Scanner

KIC Scanner

The KIC overhead scanner is one of the most popular features of the Audiovisual Center due to its high resolution, ease of use, and ability to save images to a flash drive or email them to a personal account.



The Audiovisual Center contains microfilm and microfiche materials related to the visual and performing arts, including issues of Down Beat, the Music Manuscripts Collection of the British Library, Variety, and Art News.

See also

In addition to the Audiovisual Center, SMU provides instructional technology service in the arts at the Multimedia Center, located in the Information Commons in Fondren Library.