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8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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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.

Special Collections Exhibit

Come and view our Special Collections exhibit for 2016-2017, "The SPU Quasquicentennial 1891-2016". The exhibit contains books, photographs, maps, and other materials related to the 125-year-history of SPU. You will find it on the second floor, in the display case on the south wall.  See librarian Steve Perisho's annotated guide for further details about each item on display.

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 in Special Collections

We hope you had a chance to view the recent solar eclipse.

In the lower left hand corner of the above image, is a diagram of an eclipse, taken from plate no. 18 between pp. 646 and 647 of the 5th American edition of Tiberius Cavallo's The elements of natural or experimental philosophy (Philadelphia: Hogan & Thompson, 1832) which is located in the library's Special Collections. The "eclipse of the sun" is discussed on pp. 644-645.

On the back of plate no. 5, located between pp. 156 and 157, is the comment "Harvey Gordon's Book August 27th 1845". The Book was also associated with a Sarah Gordon, possibly Harvey's sister.

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