Circulation Policy

Circulation privileges are determined by your affiliation with the University. Please select your borrower type below:

Borrower types

Additional Policies

  • See Borrowing for more information about renewals, overdues, and billing.
  • Borrower's Card: A current, validated student, faculty, or staff identification card is needed to check out all library materials. Alumni must have an alumni card from the Alumni CenterCommunity borrowers must also hold a current card.
  • Recall Policy.

Patron responsibility: The library emails a due-date record at the time of checkout and sends courtesy reminders and overdue notices to your SPU email address or the email address you provide. However, whether or not you receive these notices, you are responsible for returning materials that have been checked out on your SPU ID card or library card on time.

Additional questions? Contact the Circulation Department during business hours at 206-281-2228 or