Library News Archive

  • Day of Common Learning

    Oct 25, 2016

    Wednesday the 26th of October is the 15th annual Day of Common Learning. This year, SPU welcomes Dr. Alondra Nelson as our keynote speaker, who will discuss genetics, genealogy, and social inequality in a lecture titled "Tracing Our Roots, Telling Our Stories." Please see the Library's subject guide for more information on Dr. Nelson's work and other related topics.

  • Presidential Election 2016

    Oct 7, 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!

    Oct 3, 2016

    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.

  • Did You Know? : Course Reserves

    Sep 26, 2016

    Has your professor put items on course reserve for your class? If so, the items are being held behind the front desk. If you bring the call number for a reserve item to the desk, then a library worker will be able to pull it from the reserves shelf for you. To find your item's call number, click the "Course Reserves" tab in the blue box at the top of the Library home page. Then, search by your professor's name, or by item title. If you have any questions about course reserves, please ask anyone at the front desk.

  • Welcome Back Students

    Sep 26, 2016

    The Library is pleased to welcome all students back to campus. As you start your work this Fall, please stop by the Library, where we will be happy to answer questions and provide aid in any way we can.

  • Digital Commons @ SPU

    Sep 21, 2016

    The Digital Commons @ SPU is an online repository for both the history and future of the university. You can view past and current works of scholarship created by members of the community, delve into the pictorial history of the university, watch lectures you may have missed, and more.

  • Paintings on Display

    Sep 21, 2016

    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.


  • Welcome New Students

    Sep 21, 2016

    The Library would like to extend a special welcome to both our First Year and Transfer Students, as well as their parents. We hope that you are as excited for Fall term as we are. Please stop by the Library, where we will be happy to answer questions or provide aid in any way we can.

  • Read for Pleasure this Summer

    Sep 1, 2016

    Don't forget to enjoy a good book before the long days of Summer are through. Our Popular Fiction Collection, displayed in the Reading Room on the main floor, contains approximately 90 titles that have been individually selected for just such a purpose. Stop in and pick one out.

  • Welcome Back Faculty

    Sep 1, 2016

    The Library is pleased to welcome all new and returning faculty members back to campus. As you start your work this Fall, we will be happy to answer questions and provide aid in any way we can. And remember, you can place items on Course Reserve before classes begin.