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The SPU Library offers an array of services to aid staff in their work and personal study and research. Both on campus and off, you can access materials and support for your academic needs.

Borrowing services

Staff may:

Research services

Staff may:

Additional services

Staff may:

  • Use SPU Room Finder to reserve a library space including the seminar, media, or conference rooms.
  • Use collaborative and individual computing spaces and receive support in using university software at the Tech Desk.
  • Use self-service printers and copiers, with Debit Dollars. (log in)

Loan Rule Information

Material Type Loan Period Fines Max. items out by item type Renewal
General collection, Curriculum, Honors Projects, Juvenile, Music Scores, Kits 28 days $0.20 per day Up to 75 1
Summit items – Long Loan (usually books) 42 days $0.50 per day for first 10 days, then $1.00 per day for the next 15 days Up to 75 0
Summit items – Short Loan (usually media) 3 days $0.50 per day for first 15 days, then $1.00 per day for the next 15 days Up to 75 0
CDs, Sound Recordings 24 hours $1 per day 5 1
DVDs, Videos 7 days $1 per day 5 1
Test Files (restricted access) 4 hours $0.50 per hour 2 1
Reserve Materials Varies, usually 2 hours Varies, max is $0.50 per hour 2 1
Reference, Atlases, Theses No loan n/a n/a n/a
Periodicals No loan n/a n/a n/a
  • Staff may have a total of 75 items checked out at any one time.
  • Replacement cost for lost SPU materials: $75.
  • Replacement cost for lost Summit materials: $90.
  • Fees may be assessed for materials returned in a damaged condition.
  • Fines are higher for recalled items.

Contact the Circulation desk at 206-281-2228 or circ@spu.edu if you have concerns about overdue, damaged, or lost items.

Patron responsibility: The Library emails a due-date record at the time of checkout and sends courtesy reminders and overdue notices to your SPU email address. However, whether or not you receive these notices, you are responsible for returning materials that have been checked out on your ID card on time.

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