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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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New Library Quick Search

We’ve updated our Library search to make finding books and articles easier than ever. The new Quick Search tab keeps all of the functionality of our previous search, but is redesigned to make finding the information you need more straight-forward. Use the drop down menu to select the type of materials you need.

The Library Quick Search provides access to all materials to which the library owns and  subscribes. For  more details, click here.

If you need assistance please contact us at the Reference Desk.

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Thanksgiving Hours: early closure Wed, Open Sat

The library is closing early on Wednesday the 23rd, at 4:30pm, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We are also be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2016 and Friday, November 25, 2016 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We will, however, be open on Saturday the 26th for our normal hours of 10am to 3pm!!

Enjoy your days off!

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Library Hours for Veterans Day

The library will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2016 for Veterans Day. We will be open for our normally scheduled hours for the rest of the week- which includes being open Saturday from 10am-3pm.

Enjoy your day off!

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Welcome and Library hours, Fall 2016!

Welcome new and returning students! There’s a lot of excitement and changes on campus.

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 Hours for Summer Quarter 2016

Upcoming Library Schedule!

Finals Week for Spring Quarter 2016 (Monday, June 20th through Thursday, June 24th):

Mon – Wed) 7:30am to 8:00pm

Thurs) 7:30am to 4:30pm

Fri) Closed – Congratulations Graduates!


The Library will be closed during Break Week (Friday, June 24th through Monday, July 4th).


Summer Quarter 2016 (Tuesday, July 5th through Thursday, August 11th)

Mon – Thurs) 8:00am to 5:00pm

Fri) 10:00am to 2:00pm

Sat & Sun) Closed


Summer Break 2016: The library will be closed from Friday, August 12th through Sunday, September 18th.


Normal operating hours will resume on Monday, September 19th for Fall Quarter 2016.


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Closed Memorial Day

The library will be closed on Monday May 30th in observance of Memorial day. The entire college campus is closed.

We are Open as usual on Saturday May 28th, from 10am-3pm.

Have a good weekend!

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Proquest database downtime

Saturday March 12th starting at 7pm Pacific time, Proquest databases will be down for maintenance. Downtime will last approximately 8 hours.

Databases impacted by this maintenance:

  • ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
  • BigChalk’s eLibrary
  • Criminal Justice Periodicals
  • CultureGrams
  • National Newspapers Core
  • Nursing and Allied Health Source
  • ProQuest Research Library
  • SIRS Knowledge Source
  • Washington State Newsstand

We apologize for any inconvenience.


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