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Endowment Fund

The Friends of the SMU Libraries Endowment Fund was established in 1992 to secure a permanent source of funds to enhance the budgets of the SMU libraries, to assure the quality of the libraries for the future, and to allow Friends of the SMU Libraries to provide continuous support not solely dependent on membership dues.

View SMU's Endowment Report.

Other ways to support the Friends

Join the Friends

Membership benefits include

  • Invitations to all programs
  • Announcements to exhibits & events
  • Campus parking (at Benefactor level and higher)
  • Library borrowing privileges at the Associate level or higher

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Bricks and Pavers

Honor or memorialize those in the SMU community by purchasing a customizable brick ($250) or a paver ($500). Engraved bricks and pavers line the the Friends Plaza of the Laura Bush Promenade, Fondren Library Center.

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A great library is an essential part of a great university. SMU has unveiled a new initiative to modernize the Fondren Library Center, updating the facility in line with a new model of libraries as centers of interactive technology and vital campus gathering places.

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