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Summer HVAC Replacement - updated June 24

This summer the HVAC (Air Conditioning) System is being replaced.   For the majority of this work (June 15 - July 16) there will be no air conditioning in the library.

Currently only the Main Level of the library is open to patrons.  If you need materials from other levels, library staff will pull items for you.  We recommend that you place requests for SPU materials online; you will receive an email when items are ready for pickup.  Please ask at the front desk (206-281-2228) if you need help placing requests.

Here are the dates each floor is expected to have construction:

June 16-June 29 - 3rd Level
June 20-July 6 - 2nd Level
June 22-July 13 - Main Level
June 24-July 16 - Lower Level.  

Please pardon our mess and additional noise during this construction. 

Read for Pleasure this Summer

Need something to read in the sunshine? Our Popular Fiction Collection, displayed in the Reading Room on the main floor, contains approximately 90 titles that have been individually selected for this browsing collection. Stop in and pick one out.

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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


Featured Book

On the Shoulders of Giants : Essays in Honor of Glenn W. Olsen, edited by David F. Appleby and Teresa Olsen Pierre.

Call Number: CB351 .O58 2015

This recent collection of essays features an entry by SPU professor of History Alberto Ferreiro titled “A Little More than the Angels.” Therein, Dr. Ferreiro analyses a sermon given by St. Vincent Ferrer, a 15th century evangelist who traveled widely throughout France and Spain. In this sermon, St. Vincent preached about the life of St. James the Apostle, and how St. James, by devoting his life to good works and proclaiming the gospel, came to take on the very nature of Christ. Dr. Ferreiro attempts to show how St. Vincent’s focus on St. James bears witness to a shifting emphasis in the high medieval period, toward a greater focus on the human nature of Christ, and the ways in which Christians could seek to imitate Christ in the perfection of their own human nature.

This title can be found on the New Book Shelf, on the main level near the stairs.

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