Library News Archive



  • Holiday Hours — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & Weekend

    Jan 14, 2017

    In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the library will have reduced hours all weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, January 14th and 15th, the Library will be open from Noon — 8:00 p.m., and on Monday the 16th from Noon — Midnight.

  • Book Display : Life after College Week

    Jan 14, 2017

    The Library is participating in the Center for Career and Calling’s Life after College Week with a book display.  Through January 27th, items related to both the pragmatic and the spiritual aspects of pursing your vocation will be on display to the immediate right, as you enter the Library. You may borrow any of the engaging resources found on the table.

  • Special Collections Exhibit

    Jan 13, 2017

    Come and view our new special collections exhibit for 2016-2017, "The SPU Quasquicentennial 1891-2016". The exhibit contains books, photographs, maps, and other materials related to the 125-year-history of SPU. You will find it on the second floor, in the display case on the south wall.  See librarian Steve Perisho's annotated guide for further details about each item on display.

  • Christmas Break Hours

    Dec 9, 2016

    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!

    book tree

  • Day of Common Learning

    Oct 25, 2016

    Wednesday the 26th of October is the 15th annual Day of Common Learning. This year, SPU welcomes Dr. Alondra Nelson as our keynote speaker, who will discuss genetics, genealogy, and social inequality in a lecture titled "Tracing Our Roots, Telling Our Stories." Please see the Library's subject guide for more information on Dr. Nelson's work and other related topics.

  • Presidential Election 2016

    Oct 7, 2016

    The Library is pleased to present a new subject guide focusing on the 2016 presidential election. This guide was carefully curated by many contributors across campus from multiple disciplines. In this guide, you will find articles, books, and other resources, which thoughtfully express a wide range of ideas, facts, and opinions relevant to the current campaign. We hope this guide can be a helpful resource and encourage you to use this season as an opportunity to learn more about our American government, and the eternal questions of politics.

  • Write @ the Library!

    Oct 3, 2016

    Need some help writing your final papers? Come to "Write @ the Library!" The SPU Writing Center will be set up behind the Library Reference desk with lots of ideas and resources to help you start, write, revise, and finish your paper.

    Bring in your papers all quarter on Wednesdays, from 4-6 p.m.

  • Did You Know? : Course Reserves

    Sep 26, 2016

    Has your professor put items on course reserve for your class? If so, the items are being held behind the front desk. If you bring the call number for a reserve item to the desk, then a library worker will be able to pull it from the reserves shelf for you. To find your item's call number, click the "Course Reserves" tab in the blue box at the top of the Library home page. Then, search by your professor's name, or by item title. If you have any questions about course reserves, please ask anyone at the front desk.

  • Welcome Back Students

    Sep 26, 2016

    The Library is pleased to welcome all students back to campus. As you start your work this Fall, please stop by the Library, where we will be happy to answer questions and provide aid in any way we can.

  • Digital Commons @ SPU

    Sep 21, 2016

    The Digital Commons @ SPU is an online repository for both the history and future of the university. You can view past and current works of scholarship created by members of the community, delve into the pictorial history of the university, watch lectures you may have missed, and more.

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