Students have access to a wide variety of materials including physical and electronic items, various kits and technology items, reserve materials as well as items from other libraries through Summit and InterLibrary Loan. For a detailed list of items, loan times, and policies please see the Borrowing Policy. For instructions and tutorials on how to obtain, request, and check out items locally held please see the Borrowing Materials tab to the left. For information on materials, including textbooks placed on Reserve by instructors and other class related materials available for you to use, please see the Class and instructor materials for loan in the library (Reserves)
You can also borrow books and media from different libraries through Summit and InterLibrary Loan. Summit is a service provided by the Orbis Cascade Alliance that allows you to search and request books and media from academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest. InterLibrary Loan (ILL) is a service through which you can request research materials, such as books, journal articles, book chapters, videos, and other materials that are not available in the Seattle University Libraries or in Summit. For Information on how to obtain materials from ILL and Summit please see the general Borrowing Materials guide to the left.
Printers are located in the Garden Reading room on the 1st floor, 2nd floor computer lab and copy room, and the 3rd floor near the circulation desk. You can print in color and double-sided, as well as make scans or copies. For detailed instructions on how to print, please see our printing at the library tutorial.
The library has a wide variety of spaces for studying including 24 hours spaces, computer labs, zoom-ready study rooms, and group study rooms. Learn more about the Library’s hours and access policies on the Library's Hours page. For information on study spaces located through all 6 floors of the building, including the reading rooms and group study rooms, please see the Study Spaces Guide located on the left.
Research help, Citation assistance, and ask a librarian
Librarians can help you with getting started with your research project or assignment; finding relevant books, articles, and primary sources; choosing and evaluating sources, and more! You can reach out to a librarian on our Ask a Librarian page.
For citation help please see the Citation manager guide on the left.
Suggest an item for the Collection
The library welcomes suggestions for new books or other materials to be considered for the library’s collection. You are encouraged to suggest a purchase through our Recommend a Purchase form.
As experienced professionals and experts in our field, we promise to help our students navigate the changing landscape of information, learning and discovery. We are excited by the quest for knowledge and familiar with the tools available for successful research. We are the people that can support you in your academic and personal journeys.
Student Jobs at the Library
If you are interested in working at the Library, you can find open positions on our employment page under Student Employee Opportunities.