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Computers at Fondren Library Center

Computers and Software


Computers are located throughout our libraries. All computers have Internet access as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Users should save their documents online or to a portable USB drive. Computers reboot every morning at 4:00 am. View our public computer use policy.

Online resources (databases and e-journals) are available from all library computers.

Learn more about printing and wireless access.

Public Computers

Computers for public use (no SMU ID required) are located on every floor of Fondren Library Center and Hamon Arts Library. Printing is available for a fee.

MediaScape at Fondren Library Center

SMU-Only Computers

Computers for the SMU community (SMU ID is required) are located throughout Fondren Library Center and Hamon Arts Library. They are equipped with additional software.

Fondren Library Computer Classrooms

These computer classrooms may be reserved for instructional use. A valid SMU ID is needed to log onto the computers in the classrooms.

Faculty Media Lab

The Faculty Media Lab is a multimedia facility for use by faculty and teaching assistants working on digital media and online projects.

Specialized Software

All computers are equipped with Internet browsers as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Computers with specialized software require an SMU ID to use.

Fondren Library Center Multimedia Center

14 iMacs available in Fondren Library West (near Research Help desk) during the library's regular hours.

  • Adobe Creative Suite (PhotoShop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Flash)
  • Final Cut Express
  • iLife (iMovie, iWeb, iDVD, iPhoto, iTunes, iChat)
  • iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)

Dedicated one-on-one staff assistance is available by email request ( Media Storage is available on local hard drives, however external storage is highly recommended, see tech staff for hardware recommendation.

Hamon Arts Library Basement

  • Mac and PC operating systems
  • Specialized software for editing music, images, and video

Computer Use Notice

The University's Computing and Communications Policy governs the use of computers and networks on the SMU campus.