Special Collections include materials which for reasons of rarity or fragility, format, or association with the University or local community, have been separated from the Main Collection.
Special Collections are on the 6th floor of the Lemieux Library & McGoldrick Learning Commons. All books are accessible through the online catalog.
The library contributed finding aids for selected materials including the E.M. Standing Collection of Maria Montessori and the Seattle University History Collection. From the Archives West website, hover over Seattle on the map to select Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections and view our online collections. More search options, including by location, are available using the arrow button to the right of the search box.
Access to Special Collections is by appointment only. Requests may be made to the Coordinator for Collection Development, Special Collections either by email or telephone and by completing the online request form .
Bring your class for a visit!
Faculty are encouraged to contact the Coordinator for Collection Development and Special Collections to set up a visit and discuss materials of interest for viewing. Recent classes include Fine Arts, Bookmaking; Fine Arts, Calligraphy, Medieval History; Modern Languages (German).