Celebrate National Library Week, April 10-16, 2011!

Stop by the library for candy. Check out the Library Blog for daily library trivia. View our READ poster exhibit. Learn why this year’s READ poster participants, Professor Natasha Martin and Dean Mark Niles, selected the books on display as ones that held special significance to them. For past READ poster participants and their selections, check out our READ Feed or take a look at our READ Retrospective Exhibit. The exhibits are located on the 2nd floor of the library.


Friends of Seattle Public Library Book Sale

Seattle Public LibraryIf you’re looking to add to your collection, the Friends of Seattle Public Library book sale is coming up April 15-17. This is a great way to add variety to your shelves while helping support a great city resource.


Welcome Back!

To start the remainder of spring semester off right, the library would like to remind you about some of our policies:

  • swipe your SU ID on the card reader as you enter the library
  • checkout material before removing it from the library
  • handle materials with care
  • follow applicable copyright guidelines and licensing restrictions
  • make sure drinks are in covered containers
  • do not bring in food that is messy, smelly, or noisy when eaten; individual snack items are allowed; please report spills to library personnel.
  • turn off cell phone ringers upon entering the library and take all cell phone conversations outside the library; do not hold cell phone conversations in the stairwells as voices carry
  • be courteous and keep noise levels down, including in the study rooms (the fourth floor is designated as a quiet floor)
  • do not leave personal belongings unattended in the library and secure laptops to carrels/tables
  • do not engage in exclusive possession (homesteading) of carrels; unattended materials will be confiscated when left for extended periods of time

The library is run on the honor system. Every law school student is expected to display professional courtesy to classmates and staff. If you have a concern, please contact library personnel at the circulation or reference desks, but keep in mind that library personnel are not able to monitor the entire library at all times. In the spirit of maintaining a collegial atmosphere, feel free to point out these policies directly to classmates or other patrons who are not adhering to them.


Lemieux Library Opens to the Tune of “When the Saints Go Marching In”

by Jason Giesler, Law Library Intern

After over 14 years of planning, the new Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons opened to great fanfare on September 30, 2010.  After dedication speeches by Father Sundborg and Archbishop Brunett, a New Orleans- style jazz marching band lead the public through the doors of the new library.

Law Students will find something of interest on each floor of the new library. Though the Lemieux Library does not have traditional legal resources, there are many other items that will be of interest to law students. (more…)


Library Trivia: Batgirl was a Librarian

Libraries and librarians frequently appear in comics and cartoons. Did you know that Barbara Gordon, Batgirl, led a dual life? By day, she was the commissioner’s daughter and the head librarian for the Gotham City Library. By night, she became Batgirl, utilizing her research prowess, photographic memory, brown belt in judo, and other athletic talents to fight crime. For more, click on: http://www.ibiblio.org/librariesfaq/combks/combks.htm.