Students have access to 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 full list of items, loan times, and policies you can borrow please see the Borrowing Policy guide. For instructions and tutorials on how to obtain, request, and check out items locally held please see the Borrowing Materials Tab at 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. Printers can do double-sided printing, and can also be used to make scans or copies. All Library printers are equipped to print in color. For detailed instructions on how to print, please see our printing at the library tutorial.
The library has wide variety of spaces for study including 24 hours spaces, computer labs, single occupancy 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 please, including the reading rooms and group study rooms 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.
The library is home to many other services that can help you in your academic career!
The library and learning commons partners are home to a multitude of services for all students. Our team is here to support your current and future academic and professional 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.