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The Writing Center Has Moved to the Library!

The Writing Center is now on the main floor of the Ames Library in Room 103 and helps SPU undergrads at any stage of writing a paper. Whether you have a complete draft or nothing at all, the Writing Center can teach you strategies for coming up with ideas, organizing them, and refining them. No appointment necessary, Writing Center hours start October 9th!

Summer Break Hours

During Summer Break, from August 19th through September 24th, the Library will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and closed on weekends.

Read for Fun this Summer

Our Popular Fiction Collection, displayed in the Reading Room on the main floor, contains approximately 90 titles that have been individually selected to engage your leisure this Summer. Stop in and pick one out!

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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 New Book

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Discriminating Taste : How Class Anxiety Created the American Food Revolution, by S. Margot Finn

Call Number : GT2853.U5 F565 2017 (New Book Shelf)

"For the past four decades, increasing numbers of Americans have started paying greater attention to the food they eat, buying organic vegetables, drinking fine wines, and seeking out exotic cuisines. Yet they are often equally passionate about the items they refuse to eat: processed foods, generic brands, high-carb meals...Offering an illuminating historical perspective on our current food trends, S. Margot Finn draws numerous parallels with the Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century, an era infamous for its class divisions, when gourmet dinners, international cuisines, slimming diets, and pure foods first became fads...Examining a diverse set of cultural touchstones ranging from Ratatouille to The Biggest Loser, Finn identifies the key ways that "good food" has become conflated with high status."

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