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Library Collections

Library Collections

  • Collections

    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.

    Main Collection

    Books are available on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors.

    Reference Collection

    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.

    Reserves Collection

    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.

    Materials in this collection may be searched by clicking on the Course Reserves tab in the online catalog. For more information, see the Course Reserves policies page.

    Periodicals Collection

    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

    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 page.

    Digital Collections

    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.

    Gifts to the Library Collection

    The Collections Librarian welcomes gifts to the collection. Librarians serving as liaison in a specific discipline or subject also welcome inquires regarding gifts.

    Inquires about gifts of books or other materials should be referred to:

    Mary Linden Sepulveda

    Coordinator of Collection Development
    (206) 296-6209
    fax (206) 296-2572
    mlinden@seattleu.edu

    All inquires regarding financial gifts should be referred to:

    John Popko
    University Librarian
    (206) 296-6201
    fax (206) 296-2572
    jpopko@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.

    Collections Librarian

    Mary Linden Sepulveda
    Coordinator of Collection Development
    (206) 296-6209
    fax (206) 296-2572
    mlinden@seattleu.edu