Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons
Library Services

Services for Faculty

  • We aim to meet the teaching, research, and informational needs of faculty by providing a range of library services and spaces. Click on our guide Faculty Resources to find not only general information on library services supporting faculty research, but also some of the tools which may be used to evaluate faculty research. Below are some of the services commonly used by faculty.

    Liaison Librarians

    Meet the Liaison Librarian assigned to your department and get an orientation to the resources available through the Library. Librarians also offer research consultation appointments for faculty members. The list of subject Librarians by departments and programs is available here.

    Instruction Program

    Course-integrated library instruction


    Course Reserves is a service available to Seattle University faculty who wish to use materials from the library's general collection or their own items as supplements to their classes. Reserve materials generally circulate to students in a specific class for short periods of time.

    Video/DVD Booking is a service available to Seattle University faculty who need a Lemieux Library video or DVD to show in class on a specific date. Ensure that the item you want to show in class is available - plan ahead and book it!

    Proxy Borrowing is a privilege extended to faculty to assist with their instruction and research by allowing designated faculty, staff, or students to check out materials from Lemieux Library on their behalf. Materials checked out by a proxy borrower are charged to the faculty member's account, and the faculty member is responsible for the return of these materials and any fees incurred.

    The faculty of Jesuit colleges and universities have reciprocal borrowing privileges at all 28 Jesuit member institutions in the United States. Lemieux Library is a program participant. This program is sponsored by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) library directors.

    Specialized Databases for Faculty


    Faculty may request instructional privileges. Faculty will be able to create of image groups within Faculty managed course folders as well as set up student folders for sharing images and comments. Contact Jan Hartley (ext. 6206) for more information.

    Cabell's Directory of Publishing Services

    Provides help for potential authors in selecting journals for publication. Covers business,economics, education, health administration, nursing, computer science and business information systems. Find information about each journal, including editor's name, manuscript guidelines, acceptance rate and type of readership.

    Journal Citation Reports

    Find high impact journals, most frequently used journals and other information for journal evaluation from this Thompson/ISI database. Use the library's catalog to find this tool which covers over 8400 journals in the sciences and social sciences.

    Faculty Lounge

    A reading room on the 6th floor of the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons has been reserved for faculty use.

    Guidelines for the use of the Faculty Lounge