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 the5th floor of the building. They are shelved alphabetically by journal title.
Videos and Other Media
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.
Lemieux Library has begun digitizing some of our collections of historical university documents. We've begun with the back archive of the student newspaper, the Spectator. Our digital collection covers the student paper from 1933 to 2004. For more information, see digitallibrary.seattleu.edu.
Collection development policies
Collection development policies establish operating guidelines for the planned development of a quality collection of materials in support of the curriculum. Currently under revision, these policies will provide general guidelines for allocating funds fairly, establishing collection levels for each subject area or discipline, and formulating selection criteria.
Mary Linden Sepulveda
Coordinator of Collection Development
fax (206) 296-2572