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End of Term & Spring Break Hours

On the last day of finals, Friday March 17th, the Library will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. During Spring Break, the Library will be open from 8 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Vacation Reading

Kick back, and read for fun over Spring Break. Our Popular Fiction Collection, on display in the Reading Room on the main floor of the Library, contains approximately 80 titles selected for your enjoyment. Stop in and pick one out before you leave campus.

Creative Conversations

Creative Conversations

"How to Blog like an Academic"

On Thursday, April 12th, from 12:00-12:50 p.m., please join us for another Creative Conversation, in the Reading Room on the main floor of the Library. This event will be part of series of panels on "How to Do Scholarship" put on by the Writing Center, Library, and Center for Scholarship & Faculty Development. Speakers from across campus will address the difficulties and delights of writing and publishing. This afternoon, Leah Airt, Douglas Downing, and Rolin Moe will lead the discussion, and light refreshments will be provided.

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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

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther, ed. Derek R. Nelson and Paul R. Hinlicky

(eBook, available to read online)

This is, understandably, the year for Luther dictionaries and encyclopedias. The Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions, ed. Wengert, is on order, and the Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation, ed. Lamport, under consideration. But The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther, ed. Nelson and Hinlicky, is available now for consultation. Though an important Luther-Lexikon appeared in 2014, these are the first multi-authored such works of reference in English since 1965. The 125 entries in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther are authored by Reformation-studies specialists from around the world, so their bibliographies are happily multi-lingual. The editors tend to subsume narrower topics under broader themes. Thus there is no entry on "Ein Feste Burg", but only the "Music, Poetry, and Hymns" sector of the two-part entry on the "Arts." "Intentionally forward-looking in approach," the Encyclopedia concentrates on the importance of established knowledge for the future of Luther studies.

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