Library collections support faculty teaching and student learning by providing resources in a variety of formats: print, electronic/online, and audiovisual. Collection activities focus on the development and maintenance of collection related policies, coordination of collection assessment techniques, and the management of data and collection statistics for a variety of university and library reports.
Books are available on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors.
The reference collection consists of both print and online resources. The print collection on the 2nd floor includes atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks and specialized sources. These print materials are available for use when the library is open, but cannot be checked out.
The reserves collection contains library materials temporarily relocated from the main collection or loaned by faculty for use as supplements to their classes. The loan period for material in the reserves collection is set by the faculty member, and is usually for a short period of time and limited to use within the library.
Lemieux library provides online access to thousands of periodicals (journals, magazines, and newspapers).
Periodicals in print are available on the 5th floor of the building. They are shelved alphabetically by journal title.
The library's media collection includes DVDs (commercial and academic), VHS, CDs, cassette tapes, games, and kits. Videos are shelved on the 3rd floor.
Special Collections include materials that have been separated from the main collection for reasons of rarity or fragility, format, or association with the University or local community. For more information, see the Special Collections Guide.
Selected archival titles reflecting Seattle University history are digitized and available for use. The current collection includes the Spectator, student newspaper from 1933; Commencement Programs from 1915 and the Bulletin of Information 1932-2009 (now called the Catalog of Information). For more information, contact scholarworks.seattleu.edu.
Collection development policies establish operating guidelines for the planned development of a quality collection of materials in support of the curriculum. Learn more about the Collection Development Policy.
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