Library News

Thanksgiving schedule for Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons

Posted by Lynn Deeken on November 22, 2011 at 10:11 AM PST

  Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons will be open from 8-4:30 on Wednesday, Nov. 23.  Services on Wednesday will be available from Information Services, Learning Assistance Programs, the Media Production Center and Research Services.  The Writing Center and Math Lab will be closed.   


On Thursday and Friday the 24/7 areas will be open and the remainder of the building will be closed so that staff can enjoy the holiday.   


On Saturday the building returns to regular hours (10-6) and services with the exception of the Media Production center which will be closed on Saturday.   


The library and learning commons staff wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. 


Veteran's Day hours & services for Lemieux Library & McGoldrick Learning Commons

Posted by Kristen Shuyler on November 8, 2011 at 4:11 PM PST

Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons will be open from 10 to 6 on the Veteran’s Day Holiday, Friday, November 11. Circulation and information services will be available. The services of the Learning Commons Partnership -- Learning Assistance Programs, Math Lab, Writing Center, and Research Services -- will be closed for the holiday. The Media Production Center will be closed both Friday and Saturday. The Byte Café will also be closed for the holiday.

The library, with the exception of the Media Production Center, will return to regular hours over the weekend of November 12-13.

Halloween Photo Op and Costume Contest in the Library (Lemieux Library)

Posted by Lynn Deeken on October 27, 2011 at 12:10 PM PDT

Following the Halloween Costume Cavalcade and Celebration sponsored by Campus Ministry (12-1:30pm in STCN 120), come to the Media Production Center on the 1st floor of Lemieux Library & McGoldrick Learning Commons October 31. 

From 1-3pm or 4-7pm, enter a costume contest and get a shot of yourself in your costume in front of a spooky Halloween background.

1st prize is a $50 gift certificate to the SU Bookstore!

For additional information, or to RSVP:

Video highlights from Library Game Night

Posted by Lynn Deeken on October 24, 2011 at 8:10 AM PDT

Check out this nifty short student video, put together from footage of Game Night at Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, held on September 20th.  If you want to learn to make videos like this yourself, contact the Media Production Center at 


And to stay in the loop for events like Game Night and others, "like" us on Facebook. 


Ever need to track down an article but not exactly sure how?

Posted by Lynn Deeken on October 3, 2011 at 10:10 AM PDT

One of the most frequent questions we get in Research Services is how to locate an article.  Sometimes faculty ask you to find a specific article for class and sometimes you notice a perfect resource in a bibliography.  We thought it might be helpful to create a quick tutorial that shows you the different steps to locate an article.



We're always happy to help you navigate the library's resources so don't hesitate to ask.  Here are all the different ways you can contact us.


Librarian Lynn

p.s. Any other tutorials you would find helpful?  Let us know in the comments....

NEW hours for the Library and Learning Commons!

Posted by Lynn Deeken on September 30, 2011 at 2:09 PM PDT


The Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons has extended its open hours in response to ASSU and student requests—particularly for increased hours on Sundays—and to support the university’s new block schedule for classes.  


The library will now be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday, an increase of four hours of study time. Additionally, in order to support the many classes that begin at 7:45 a.m., the library will also open earlier on weekday mornings, at 7:30 a.m.


Since Monday, Sept. 19, the library and learning commons has been open as follows:

Sunday, 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.(Previously, 1-9 p.m.)
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (Previously, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.)
Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.(Previously, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.(Previously the same)


The increased hours are in response to a longstanding request from students, including a resolution passed by the Associated Students of Seattle University in November 2010, which read in part: “Whereas many students are requesting additional library operating hours….[l]et it be resolved that as library staffing budgets are prepared for 2011-2012, extra hours of operation, especially on Sundays, are considered.”


Because extending library hours requires a certain minimum staff presence to keep the facility open, provide basic service and contribute to personal safety and building security, the library requested a new position for FY 2012, and the provost and university administration supported the request. With the addition of one full-time senior library technician this fall, the library administration made it a priority to extend its open hours.


The provost’s support of the new position, and the creativity and commitment of the library’s managers and staff also made it possible to open the library earlier on weekday mornings in support of the new block scheduling.


The 24/7 Zone on Floors 1 and 2 will continue to be available to SU students, faculty and staff when the library is closed. Use of campus ID cards for after-hours access and the presence of SU Public Safety officers on-site help to create a secure environment for our campus community.

Want to know when services in the Library and Learning Commons are available?

Learning Assistance Hours 

Research Services Hours 

Writing Center Hours 

Math Lab Hours 

Media Production Center 


Game Night at the Library and Learning Commons!

Posted by Lynn Deeken on September 15, 2011 at 3:09 PM PDT

Come for an evening of games at the Library and Learning Commons.  We’ll have video games, board games, card games and prizes to win.

All students are welcome!

September 20, 2011 – 8:30-10:30

Event details on Facebook - 





Library and Learning Commons hours for Aug 15 - Sept 18

Posted by Kristen Shuyler on August 12, 2011 at 1:08 PM PDT

The Library and Learning Commons hours for Intersession (August 15 - September 11) will be:
Monday - Thursday: Noon - 8 pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 1 - 9 pm


Hours for the week after Intersession (September 12 - 18) will be:
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm*
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

* Except for Wed., Sept. 14, when the open hours will be noon - 4:30 pm.


The 24/7 spaces will remain available. The Circulation Desk and second floor iDesk will be open to assist users. Research services will be limited during this time.


The Writing Center, Math Lab and Learning Assistance programs will be CLOSED for Intersession. Services will resume for fall quarter in September. For more information, visit


The Media Production Center's hours for August 15 - September 18 will be:
Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm
Friday - Sunday: Closed


For full details on hours, visit the Library's monthly calendar.

April 12: Library Snapshot Day

Posted by Kristen Shuyler on April 11, 2011 at 9:04 AM PDT

Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons will participate in “Snapshot: One Day in the Life of Washington Libraries” on April 12, 2011.

All members of the SU community are invited to visit the 2nd floor lobby of the Library and Learning Commons anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 to have their celebratory photos taken, meet Rudy the Redhawk (11 a.m. - noon), and enter a drawing for a $50 SU Bookstore gift card. Students, faculty, and staff will also be invited to take a survey and to provide additional comments on the white boards in the group study rooms.

The comments and usage statistics collected by all libraries participating in Snapshot Day will demonstrate how Washingtonians are using their libraries on this particular day. Some of the stories shared by SU students, faculty, and staff will appear on a special web site. Visit for more information.

Snapshot Day is one of the many events taking place throughout the United States as part of National Library Week. Speaking in support of Snapshot Day is SU’s University Librarian, John Popko: “The staff of The L&M has built, and continues to strengthen, a strong, supportive relationship with the members of the SU community who value access to information and knowledge resources and to an array of services that enable their educational and academic success. We are blessed with a fabulous new facility that has been eagerly embraced by students, faculty, and staff. We have much to be proud of and thankful for. Washington Library Snapshot Day gives us a special opportunity to celebrate the importance of this library to this community. By sharing our story with those of many other libraries across the state, we contribute to a broader and deeper public awareness of the crucial roles that libraries play in the lives of our citizens.”

Two extra study rooms in library & learning commons for finals week

Posted by Kristen Shuyler on March 12, 2011 at 9:03 AM PST

During finals week we are opening two of the library's instruction rooms for drop-in student use.   

Room 366 and 369 near the Circulation Desk will be open for drop-in study.  The rooms may be used by individuals and/or groups.  Multiple groups and individuals can use the room at the same time.  The rooms are not reservable by students.

The rooms will be unlocked on Saturday morning, March 12. Room 369 is booked on Monday from 5 to 7pm. Other than that, it will be open until Saturday, March 19.

Good luck with finals!