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Special Collection

Special Collection refers to print resources and other physical media resources that have restricted access for purposes of preservation. Resources in the Special Collection include:

  • SMU publications, including faculty publications
  • SMU dissertations / theses
  • Rare materials
  • Resources in a fragile physical condition


Requests for the use of resources from the Special Collection is subject to approval by a Research Librarian, with the following terms and conditions:

  • Resource must be used at the Services Desk within the library
  • Resource may not be photocopied


If you have any questions about the Special Collection resources, please email

Last updated on 28 Jan 2016 .