The library will be closed from 9:45 am to 11:15 am on Wednesday, October 26th, for Day of Common Learning.

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Presidential Election 2016

The Library is pleased to present a new subject guide focusing on the 2016 presidential election. This guide was carefully curated by many contributors across campus from multiple disciplines. In this guide, you will find articles, books, and other resources, which thoughtfully express a wide range of ideas, facts, and opinions relevant to the current campaign. We hope this guide can be a helpful resource and encourage you to use this season as an opportunity to learn more about our American government, and the eternal questions of politics.

Write @ the Library!

Need some help writing your final papers? Come to "Write @ the Library!" The SPU Writing Center will be set up behind the Library Reference desk with lots of ideas and resources to help you start, write, revise, and finish your paper.

Bring in your papers all quarter on Wednesdays, from 4-6 p.m.

Paintings on Display

The Library was selected to display two recently donated paintings by African-American artist Charles Ethan Porter (1847–1923).  The paintings were donated to the Seattle Pacific University’s John Perkins Center and restored through the Senior gift fund of the class of 2016. They are installed on the north wall of the Library’s main level.  Learn more about Porter and his work.


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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

New Services


We are excited to announce new services at the Library Front Desk on the Main Level of the Ames Library. In addition to checking out library materials and accessing items on Reserve, students, faculty, and staff can now check out technology tools such as cameras, headphones, and much more. Additionally, Educational Technology and Media (ETM) has opened the EdTech Desk on the Lower Level of the Ames Library. Faculty and staff can reach the EdTech Desk at or 206-281-2170.

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