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Christmas Break Hours

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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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

New Services


We are excited to announce new services at the Library Front Desk on the Main Level of the Ames Library. In addition to checking out library materials and accessing items on Reserve, students, faculty, and staff can now check out technology tools such as cameras, headphones, and much more. Additionally, Educational Technology and Media (ETM) has opened the EdTech Desk on the Lower Level of the Ames Library. Faculty and staff can reach the EdTech Desk at etmhelp@spu.edu or 206-281-2170.

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