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Lemieux Library
Lemieux Library

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Effective Sept 20th 2021, In line with the University's expanding in-person classes and services, the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learnings Commons will be relaxing swipe-to-study access and resuming guest and alumni access to borrowing and study spaces in the building. Late-evening and weekend access will continue be reserved exclusively for current SU students, faculty, and staff, with a valid SU Campus Card.

Effective November 29th 2021, In line with the University's end of quarter on line classes and services model , the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learnings Commons will be swipe-to-study access for all hours of services.  Guest and alumni access to borrowing and study spaces in the building is still available from 7:30- 6pm, Monday- Friday. Guest and Alumni will need to call the Circulation Desk at 206-296-6233 to gain access to the building and services.  Please be prepared to show your "approved" safe start health check upon entry. 

Seattle University Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, guest borrowers, and campus visitors will also need to complete the Seattle University Safe Start health Check before coming to campus. you can start that process at the Safe Start Health Check Site.

Late-evening and weekend access will still continue to be reserved exclusively for current SU students, faculty, and staff, with a valid SU Campus Card.


24/7 Spaces

24/7 study spaces are  available including the Garden Reading Room (1st floor), Byte Café and Bangasser Reading Room (2nd floor), and the Computer Lab (2nd floor). Access to 24/7 spaces is limited to current SU students, staff, and faculty. An active SU ID card is required to enter the spaces.

Computer Labs

The Library and Learning Commons houses desktop computers in three labs and laptop computers that can be checked out for use within the building. Computer Labs on the first and second floors are accessible 24/7 to students, faculty and staff with a valid campus ID card.

Use of these computers is restricted to academic purposes and to Seattle University students, faculty and staff (a Seattle University network ID and password is required). Computers are available on a first come, first served basis.

Group Study Rooms

The purpose of the Group Study Rooms is to enrich and support academics by providing space for self-directed study groups affiliated with Seattle University.

Group Study Rooms are open to Seattle University students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Each Group Study Room has a corresponding kit of tech materials and supplies that can be checkout at the Circulation Desk on the 3rd floor of the Library. 

Those using the rooms must adhere to this policy and to all Seattle University and Library policies.

To assure room reservations, groups should book rooms online through the Seattle University email system. Booking instructions are here.

Rooms are not intended for recurring classroom instruction and will not accept recurring appointments. If faculty need a classroom, consult the Registrar.

Treat equipment and furniture in rooms with care.

Whiteboard supplies are available at the 2nd floor iDesk and Circulation Desk.

These rooms are intended to be used for collaborative group study. We encourage individuals who want to study alone to use private study rooms or study carrels located on the 4th and 5th floors.

Study Rooms are not soundproof. Please be conscientious of other patrons in the library and control the volume of conversations and the use of media devices.

We recommend individual users who want to watch VHS or DVDs to use rooms 273, 274, 309, or 314.

At the end of their scheduled time, groups are expected to clear rooms of trash and personal items, clean the whiteboard with the proper supplies, and return tables and chairs to their original positions.

If you would like to cancel a room reservation, delete the reservation on your Outlook calendar and send the update to the room. If you need assistance with this, call 206-296-6446.

Rooms 351, 366 and 369 are not Group Study Rooms. They are Instruction Rooms and are reserved for Library and Learning Commons programs.

Zoom Ready Rooms

There are 49 private study rooms split up between the 4th and 5th floors that are available for joining an online class,  a virtual meeting, or attending an online program. Rooms are available during library open hours, and use of these rooms is prioritized for students participating in virtual classes.