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  • Lent in The Library

    Apr 2, 2014

     Visit the library reading room, and walk through the Library's "Book Labyrinth" during Lent, a contemplative exercise practiced by Christians for thousands of years. Also, check out selected books, movies, and albums from our Lenten display table.

  • Welcome Back

    Apr 2, 2014

    We at the library hope you had a rejuvenating spring awakening. Welcome back to campus, and our best to you as you begin anew with your work this term!

  • Reserve a Library Room with SPU Room Finder

    Mar 20, 2014

    SPU has rolled out a new campus-wide room reservation system: SPU Room Finder.  The Library is pleased to be part of this more global room reservation solution.  Please access the SPU Room Finder system to book a room — will require SPU sign in.

  • Happy Spring Break!

    Mar 19, 2014

    During Spring Break, from March 20th until April 1st, the library will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed Saturday & Sunday. We at the library wish you a refreshing and enlivening break of vernal liberty!

  • Did You Know?

    Mar 8, 2014

    Pulled a book off the shelf, but aren’t going to check it out? Leave it on one of the green painted shelves located on each floor, typically on the outside corners of the general collection. Items are picked up periodically by a library staff member, counted, and re-shelved– thanks for helping us out!

  • Study Zones and Earplugs!

    Mar 5, 2014

    The Seminar Room on the second floor of the Library will become a Quiet Study Zone March 11-13 & 17-19 from 8pm-Closing and all day on the weekends (March 9, 15 & 16). The Library Classroom on the main level of the Library will become a Group Study Zone. This will be in effect March 10 – 14 & 17-19 from 2pm-Closing and all day on the weekends (March 9, 15 & 16). There are also free ear plugs available at the Circulation Desk, Reference Desk, or the Tech Desk to help with blocking out extra sound.

  • Black History Book Display

    Mar 3, 2014

    Come see the Black History book display on the main floor of the library. Check out titles containing poems or plays written by Black authors, volumes that cover the impact of Black music on American culture, or the collected papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., among others.

  • Summit Items and Local Holds on the Hold Shelf

    Mar 3, 2014

    As soon as the Circulation Desk recieves a held item, a patron has a week to come the the Library and check it out. Some notices are being sent to patrons informing them that they have only a day to pick up their items. We are working to fix this issue as soon as possible. In the mean time, please disregard the same day pick up notice. All patrons still have the alloted week to get their items. We apologize for any inconvenience and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • Celebrate the SPU Archives

    Feb 23, 2014

    On Tuesday, March 11th, please join us for the annual Friends of the Library event, this year featuring the university archives. A panel of historians, archivists, and librarians will explore SPU's origins through the history of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, and its educational institutions in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The panel will be held in Upper Gwinn Commons at 7:30 p.m.

  • Creative Conversations

    Feb 21, 2014

    Join us on Thursday February 27th, at 12-12:50 p.m. in the Library Reading Room, to hear Don Yanik discuss the process of scene design and bringing a stage to life. Bring your curiosity and join in conversations about the discovery, creation, and sharing of knowledge. Light snacks will be provided.

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