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Holiday Hours - Thanksgiving

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, on Wednesday the 25th of November the Library will close at 6:00 p.m. and be closed Thursday and Friday, the 26th and 27th. The Library will be open from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday the 28th, and 10:00 a.m. to midnight on Sunday the 29th. Happy Thanksgiving!

Popular Fiction Collection

Read for pleasure over the Thanksgiving Weekend! Our Popular Fiction Collection, displayed in the Reading Room on the main floor of the Library, contains approximately 80 titles well-suited for this purpose. Stop in before you leave campus and pick one out for after the feast.

Lecture at the Library


On November 30th, Dr. Michael Burdett will present "Forming the (Virtual) Self: Christian Practice and Internet Living." This is the last of three lectures in the "Digital Wisdom: Conversations at the Intersection of Technology, Theology, and Culture" series, hosted by the library.  Join us at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room.

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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

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Fracture: Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938, by Philipp Blom

Call Number: D720 .B57 2015 (New Book Shelf)

Historian Philipp Blom looks at the social and cultural forces at work during the years between World Wars, and sees a dark spiral of energy, a vortex of flappers, Surrealism, Art Deco, and hot jazz. He argues that this energy was directed inward, giving rise to an exciting and frightening array of worldviews whose disorienting effects reverberate even to this day. You can find Fracture on the New Book Shelf, near the staircase on the main floor of the Library.


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