Services for Faculty

The library supports Seattle University faculty through a range of services and spaces. This page highlights library features commonly used by faculty in teaching and scholarship. Visit the Faculty Resources guide for more detailed information on library services for faculty.

Liaison Librarians

Liaison Librarians are available to assist you with inquiries about resources, instruction and research consultations. Each librarian is responsible for assigned schools, colleges, programs and departments.  A list of librarians and their specific subject assignments is available.

Library Instruction 

The library aims to engage learners in the effective evaluation and use of informational and scholarly resources by teaching skills for lifelong information literacy. Visit the Library Instruction guide to request course-integrated library instruction. 


The library supports instruction by offering access to course-related resources through course reserves. Visit the Course Reserves guide for information on how instructors can make library materials available to students enrolled in their courses.

Faculty may borrow items from Seattle University libraries as well as through Summit (a service that allows for request of items from other Pacific Northwest academic libraries) and interlibrary loan. Faculty may also exercise proxy borrowing privileges by designating another individual to pick up library materials on their behalf and enjoy reciprocal borrowing privileges at the libraries of member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Visit the Borrowing guide for complete information on circulation services and options.  

Faculty Lounge

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