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Faculty

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

Librarian support of teaching

SPU uses the liaison librarian model of support for faculty. Faculty members may: 

  • Request instruction sessions, screencasts or handouts for specific courses, faculty workshops, or other group sessions.
  • Direct students to their liaison librarian for help in using library resources. 
  • Obtain assistance in creating assignments that effectively build information literacy skills.
  • Suggest items for addition to the library collection.

Borrowing services

Faculty may:

Research services

Faculty may:

  • Search library article and research databases from on or off campus.
  • Determine whether the SPU Library has access to the full text of a particular journal using Journals A-Z.  
  • 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.
  • Contact your liaison librarian for assistance with your personal research and publication interests. This can include meeting to discuss your research, literature reviews, style and citation assistance, and more.

Additional services

Faculty may: 

  • Have students take non-proctored make-up exams in the Library. 
  • Use the Faculty/Graduate Study Room. 
  • Use a Faculty/Graduate Study Room locker (see the Circulation Desk to checkout a key). 
  • 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 Fines Max. items out by item type Renewal
General collection, Curriculum, Honors Projects, Juvenile, Music Scores, Kits 84 days none Up to 75 3
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 75 0
Summit items – Short Loan (usually media) 3 days $0.50 per day for first 15 days, then $1.00 per day for the next 15 days Up to 75 0
Dissertations 84 days none 5 1
Wesleyan, Wesleyan Holiness, and Free Methodist Collection (Emmanuel Room) 84 days with Librarian Permission none Librarian Permission Librarian Permission
Graduate Locker Key 36 days none 1 10
CDs, Sound Recordings 24 hours none 5 1
DVDs, Videos 7 days none 5 1
Test Files (restricted access) 4 hours none 2 1
Reserve Materials Varies, usually 2 hours none 2 1
Reference, Atlases, Theses 24 hours with Librarian Permission none Librarian Permission Librarian Permission
Periodicals 7 days none 10 1
  • Faculty 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.

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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