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

Borrowing services

Staff may:

Research services

Staff may:

Additional services

Staff may:

  • Use SPU Room Finder to reserve a library space including the seminar, media, or conference rooms.
  • Use collaborative and individual computing spaces and receive support in using university software at the Tech 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 28 days Up to 50 1
Summit items – Long Loan (usually books) 42 days Up to 50 1
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 No loan n/a n/a
Periodicals No loan n/a n/a
  • Staff may have a total of 50 items checked out at any one time.
  • Late fees may be assessed for lost or missing items, overdue technology items, summit items, or items in high demand.
  • 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 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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