Library News Archive


  • New Chapter in SPU History Book

    Mar 7, 2017

    A supplemental chapter to Howard Snyder’s Rooted in Mission: The Founding of Seattle Pacific University 1891 – 1916 is now available to read on Digital Commons @ SPU. This manuscript by Howard Snyder describes the tenure of Seattle Pacific College (SPC) president Orrin Edward Tiffany, from 1916 to 1926. Topics covered include: World War I and the 1920s at Seattle Pacific College; Tiffany's administration and vision for SPC; growth and development of SPC; short biographies of SPC faculty and Board of Trustees; the founding of the Normal School; student life and activities, including music and athletics; and the end of Tiffany's tenure.

  • Friends of the Library Annual Event

    Feb 25, 2017

    Please join us on Tuesday, March 7th, at 7:00 p.m. in Upper Gwinn, for a panel discussion on Rooted in Mission: The Founding of SPU. Panelists will include Doug Strong, David Leong, Bill Woodward, John Glancy, and Adrienne Meier, with author Howard Snyder responding. This event is free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Friends of the SPU Library.


  • Creative Conversations

    Feb 16, 2017

    Join us on Thursday, February 23rd, at 12-12:50 p.m. in the Library reading room, for another entry in Creative Conversations. We will host a screening for the documentary film Road to Redemption which follows several episodes in the life of Doolittle raider, prisoner of war, missionary to Japan, and SPU alumnus Jacob DeShazer. SPU Admissions counselor and Fine Arts associate Kim Gilnett will introduce the film, and light snacks will be provided.

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  • Creative Conversations

    Feb 10, 2017

    Join us on Thursday, February 16th, at 12-12:50 p.m. in the Library reading room, for another entry in Creative Conversations. SPU Theology professor Dr. David Leong will give a presentation entitled "Race and Place : How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconcilliation." Light snacks will be provided.

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  • Holiday Hours — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & Weekend

    Jan 14, 2017

    In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the library will have reduced hours all weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, January 14th and 15th, the Library will be open from Noon — 8:00 p.m., and on Monday the 16th from Noon — Midnight.

  • Book Display : Life after College Week

    Jan 14, 2017

    The Library is participating in the Center for Career and Calling’s Life after College Week with a book display.  Through January 27th, items related to both the pragmatic and the spiritual aspects of pursing your vocation will be on display to the immediate right, as you enter the Library. You may borrow any of the engaging resources found on the table.

  • Christmas Break Hours

    Dec 9, 2016

    December 9th through the 23rd, the Library will be open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and closed weekends. The library will then participate in the university-wide campus closure, from Christmas Eve through New Year’s day. We will  reopen Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During the break, come check out a DVD or a book from the Popular Fiction Collection. You may also enjoy the quiet of our reading room and the Christmas tree of books. Merry Christmas to all!

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  • 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.

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