Undergraduate Students

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

Services for undergraduate students

Note: Services for undergraduate students, non-matriculated, and degree completion students. There are additional services for distance/online students.

Borrowing services

Undergraduate students may:

Research services

Undergraduate students may:

Additional services

Undergraduate students may:

  • Reserve a Study or Media Room using SPU Room Finder for group study or other SPU related activity.
  • 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 Fines Max. items out by item type Renewal
General collection, Curriculum, Honors Projects, Juvenile, Music Scores, Kits 28 days $0.20 per day Up to 50 1
Summit items – Long Loan (usually books) 42 days $0.50 per day for first 10 days, then $1.00 per day for the next 15 days Up to 50 0
Summit items – Short Loan (usually media) 6 days $0.50 per day for first 15 days, then $1.00 per day for the next 15 days Up to 50 0
CDs, Sound Recordings 7 days $1 per day 5 1
DVDs, Videos 7 days $1 per day 5 1
Test Files (restricted access) 4 hours $0.50 per hour 2 1
Reserve Materials Varies, usually 2 hours Varies, max is $0.50 per hour 2 1
Reference, Atlases, Theses No loan n/a n/a n/a
Periodicals No loan n/a n/a n/a
  • Undergraduates may have a total of 50 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.
  • Fines may be higher for overdue technology 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 date-due 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.

Student Job Openings

Library Hours

Library Hours

Get the Library’s most up-to-date hours.

Ask a Librarian

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.