Library Collections

The SPU Library acquires and provides access to resources to support the curriculum, add to the canon of materials expected in each subject area, and contribute to distinctive collections that are defined by Seattle Pacific University’s mission and purpose.

The Library builds its collection within the context of membership in the Orbis Cascade Alliance. Current distinctive Library Collections include:

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.

Open Textbook Network

The SPU Library is a member of the Open Textbook Network, an alliance of colleges and universities working together to promote the use of open textbooks in higher education.