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Friday (Oct 6) No Classes-Library OPEN!

Friday October 6th is a Faculty Professional Day and there are no classes.

Don’t panic, however! The Library is Open regular hours, 7:30am-4:30pm.

And remember, we are also open Saturdays, 10am-3pm.

Have a great fall quarter!

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Welcome to Fall 2017!

Welcome new and returning students!

In addition to the books, magazines, journals and DVDs available in the library there are thousands more available online through our web site.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions! We’re here to help!

Library hours are:

Monday – Wednesday

  •  7:30 am- 8:00 pm


  •  7:30 am- 6:00 pm


  • 7:30 am- 4:30pm


  • 10:00 am- 3:00 pm



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Library closed during break

The library is closed between summer and fall quarters, August 12th – September 17th.

Regular hours start on September 18th, 2017.

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Summer Quarter Hours

The library is open during summer quarter, July 3rd – August 11th:

Monday-Thursday 8am-4:30pm

Friday 10am-2pm

Closed Tuesday July 4th for Independence Day.

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Library closed between quarters

The library is closed the week between spring and summer quarters, June 26th-30th.

Summer hours start Monday July 3rd.

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Math Brush-ups

The Learning Center is offering math brush-ups M-Th, Jun 12-15 in Room 4134A & B in the Schermer Building (4000).

These are good for students who are interested in:

  • Preparing for the placement test
  • Previewing next quarter’s math class
  • Preparing for finals in their current math class


If you can’t make it in person, the Learning Center also offers online brush-ups.

Good luck on finals!

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Closed Memorial Day, open Saturday

The campus is closed Monday May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.


The library is open 10am-3m Saturday May 27th, regular hours.

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Welcome to Spring Quarter!

As spring quarter starts and you settle back into your school-work-life juggling routine, we want you to know that the library is  here to help!

We can help you find the information you need for your papers and projects. In addition to the books, magazines, journals and DVDs available in the library there are tens of thousands more available online through our web site.

Be sure and become familiar with our open hours (hint: we are open some evenings and Saturdays!)


Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions! We’re here to help!

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Spring break & finals week hours

Finals week: The library will close at 4:30pm on Thursday March 23rd. We will be open 10am-2pm on Friday March 24th.

Spring  Break: limited hours, based on staff availability. Please call: 360-538-4050 or (800) 562-4830 x4050

Have a great break!

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Library hosts Washington Poet Laureate, Tod Marshall – March 6

The John Spellman Library is excited to host our current Washington State Poet Laureate, Tod Marshall, on March 6.

We have scheduled two events with Tod:

  • a poetry workshop in the library’s 1520 classroom from 3:00-4:00 pm, and;
  • a reading upstairs in the library from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Everyone (faculty, staff, students, and family) are welcome at both events. We will serve light refreshments during the evening reading.

Tod Marshall is a poet and professor at Gonzaga University and is serving as the poet laureate from 2016-2018. He is the author most recently of Bugle (2014), which won the Washington State Book Award in 2015.

To get a sense of Tod and his poetry check out these readings of his work courtesy of KUOW:

You can also read more about him at the Washington State Poet Laureate site:

We hope you can attend!

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