Emeriti Faculty

The SPU Library offers an array of services to aid you in your study and research. Both on campus and off, you can access materials and support for your research needs.

Borrowing services

Emeriti may:

Research services

Emeriti may: 

  • Search library article and research databases from on or off campus. Forgot your username and password for access? Use Find My ID to recover your login information. 
  • Determine whether the SPU Library has access to the full text of a particular journal using the Library discovery system.
  • Request reprints of materials available on microfilm. 
  • “Ask a Librarian” to receive research assistance in person or online through email, text message, and chat services. 
  • Schedule an appointment with your liaison librarian to discuss your research and publication interests. This can include meeting to discuss your research, literature reviews, style and citation assistance, and more.

Additional services

Emeriti may:

  • Use the Quiet Study Zone. 
  • Use a Faculty/Graduate locker (see the Front Desk to checkout a key).
  • Use collaborative and individual computing spaces and receive support in using university software at the Front Desk
  • Use self-service printers and copiers, learn more about printing on-campus.

Loan Rule Information

Material Type Loan Period Max. items out by item type Renewal
General collection, Curriculum, Honors Projects, Juvenile, Music Scores, Kits 84 days Up to 75 3
Summit items 84 days Up to 75 1 (add. 42 days)
Dissertations 84 days 5 1
Graduate Locker Key 36 days 1 10
CDs, Sound Recordings 7 days 5 1
DVDs, Videos 7 days 5 1
Test Files (restricted access) 4 hours 2 1
Reserve Materials Varies, usually 2 hours 2 1
Reference, Atlases, Theses 24 hours with Librarian Permission Librarian Permission Librarian Permission
Periodicals 7 days 10 1
  • Emeriti may have a total of 75 items checked out at any one time.
  • Replacement cost for lost SPU materials: $75.
  • Replacement cost for lost Summit materials: $90.
  • Fees may be assessed for materials returned in a damaged condition.
  • Fines are higher for recalled items.

Contact the Circulation desk at 206-281-2228 or circ@spu.edu if you have concerns about overdue, damaged, or lost items.

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. However, whether or not you receive these notices, you are responsible for returning materials that have been checked out on your ID card on time.


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