Services for Students

Whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student, on campus or online, your Library is here for you.   

Finding and Borrowing Materials 

Students can borrow books, media, and technology from the Lemieux Library and Learning Commons. The standard loan length for a book is 6 weeks, and different types of technology have loan periods that depend on the technology. To find out more on borrowing, renewing, or returning library materials please see information on borrowing 

You can also borrow books and media from different libraries through Summit and InterLibrary Loan. Summit is a service provided by the Orbis Cascade Alliance that allows you to search and request books and media from academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service through which you can request research materials, such as books, journal articles, book chapters, videos, and other materials that are not available in the Seattle University Libraries or in Summit.  

 If you are looking for textbooks for your classes, check out course reserves or our tips for finding textbooks 

Technology Lending 

The Library loans chromebooks, calculators, wifi hotspots, and other technology at the Third Floor Circulation Desk. You can also reserve media equipment through the Media Production Center 


Printers are located in the Garden Reading room/Mac Lab on the 1st floor, 2nd floor computer lab and copy room, and the 3rd floor behind the circulation desk. Printers can do double-sided printing, and can also be used to make scans or copies. All Library printers are equipped to print in color. For detailed instructions on how to print, please see our printing at the library tutorial 

Study Spaces  

The Library has 24/7 study spaces, computer labs, and group study rooms. Learn more about the Library’s hours and access policies, and find more about using these spaces here. 

The Anne Farrell Reading Room is a reading room on the 6th floor that is a student space for reading, conversation and collaboration. 

Ask a Librarian  

Librarians can help you with getting started with your research project or assignment; finding relevant books, articles, and primary sources; choosing and evaluating sources, and more!  You can reach out to a librarian on our Ask a Librarian page 

The Library also maintains curated Research Guides on different subjects to help you get started in your research. You can also get started with our Research Toolkit and Tutorials.   

Collections & Resources 

Library Collections contain a variety of resources to assist you with course assignments, including the PRIMO catalog for eBooks, databases for searching journal articles and newspapers, streaming media, special collections and more.  

The Library welcomes suggestions for new books or other materials to be considered for the library’s collection. You are encouraged to suggest a purchase through our Recommend a Purchase form. 

Help for Graduate Students  

The Library has several resources and services that may be of particular interest to graduate students. More detailed information can be found on the Library Resources for Graduate Students page.   

The Library has short tutorials and how-tos on topics useful to writing and publishing. These tutorials include finding citation counts, identifying your h-index, and populating your ORCID profile. There are also resources for finding funding, through our Funding Resources Guide and our list of funding databases and directories.   

The library also supports sharing your dissertations, theses, capstones and other final projects. Sharing your work allows for greater accessibility and visibility of your work. Learn more about submitting theses and dissertations electronically here 

  • See past student work in ScholarWorks, Seattle University’s institutional repository. You can also read past dissertations and theses in Dissertations @ Seattle University 
  • You are invited to submit your work for inclusion in ScholarWorks. Contact your library liaison or email if you are interested. 

The library also subscribes to tools, such as Zotero and RefWorks, that can help you collect, organize, and cite research sources on large projects. 

Additional Support  

The Library is home to many other services that can help you in your academic career!  

The library and learning commons partners are home to a multitude of services for all students. Our team is here to support your current and future academic and professional journeys.  

Student Jobs at the Library  

If you are interested in working at the library, you can find open positions on our employment page under Student Employee Opportunities.