The new HVAC is now operational. All floors are re-opened to patrons. Construction will continue through August 6th. show more »

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Summer HVAC Replacement - updated July 22

This summer the library’s HVAC (Air Conditioning) System was replaced. The new system is now operational, and the remainder of the project is expected to be completed by August 5th.


All floors of the Library are re-opened to patrons. Please continue to pardon our mess and any additional noise as we finish this project

Read for Pleasure this Summer

Need something to read in the sunshine? Our Popular Fiction Collection, displayed in the Reading Room on the main floor, contains approximately 90 titles that have been individually selected for this browsing collection. Stop in and pick one out.

Digital Commons @ SPU

The Digital Commons @ SPU is an online repository for both the history and future of the university. You can view past and current works of scholarship created by members of the community, delve into the pictorial history of the university, watch lectures you may have missed, and more.

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Orbis Cascade Alliance

The SPU Library is a member of The Orbis Cascade Alliance of college and university libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Students, faculty, and staff have access to more than 28 million items in the combined collections. Read more

Featured Book

On the Shoulders of Giants : Essays in Honor of Glenn W. Olsen, edited by David F. Appleby and Teresa Olsen Pierre.

Call Number: CB351 .O58 2015

This recent collection of essays features an entry by SPU professor of History Alberto Ferreiro titled “A Little More than the Angels.” Dr. Ferreiro analyses a sermon given by St. Vincent Ferrer, a 15th century evangelist who traveled widely throughout France and Spain. In this sermon, St. Vincent preached about the life of St. James the Apostle, and how St. James, by devoting his life to good works and proclaiming the gospel, came to take on the very nature of Christ. Dr. Ferreiro attempts to show how St. Vincent’s focus on St. James bears witness to a shifting emphasis in the high medieval period, toward a greater focus on the human nature of Christ, and the ways in which Christians could seek to imitate Christ in the perfection of their own human nature.

This title can be found on the New Book Shelf, on the main level near the stairs.

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