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Mission Statement

Spalding University Library supports the mission of its parent institution. The library provides: 

  • ​library services to support the university's educational, social, and cultural programs; 
  • a collection that is effectively organized and administered; 
  • access to information and materials needed to support the curriculum, faculty research, and general interests of the university community wherever this information may be located; 
  • space for student and faculty research and for the library staff to work efficiently; 
  • a competent staff to serve the needs of its patrons; 
  • adequate fiscal resources to accomplish its mission. 

The Library shall reflect the highest standards of professional librarianship. 

Annual Report


The library at Spalding University considers the circulation transaction a contract between the library and the borrower.  It is the borrower’s responsibility to adhere to the terms of the circulation contract. The borrower will be verbally informed of the item’s due date as well as have it written on the date due slip in the back of the book.

For more information, please see our Access Services page.

Please see the attached policy for information about Copyright, Fair Use, Photocopying, and Reserve Materials.

The use of computers at Spalding University Library shall be on a first-come, first-served basis. Certain computers may have priority of usage limits placed upon them. The library staff is responsible for monitoring computer usage and reserves the right to limit and/or curtail any usage deemed inappropriate. 

Metroversity students must provide their current institutional photo ID.  Spalding alumni should show Spalding alumni card or a letter from the university advancement office.

The library will allow general users to bring into the library light snacks and drinks in containers with lids.  These types of foods may be consumed anywhere in the library except at the computer stations or other posted areas.

There is to be absolutely no use of tobacco products of any type inside the library building by any person at any time.

There are to be no open flames generated in the library.  This includes, but is not limited to, flames produced by candles, pocket lighters and matches.

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Spaces in the Library

The Spalding University Academic Commons is a student-centered space where learning can extend beyond the classroom, and support - whether it be relaxation, quiet study, tutoring, or collaboration - is available. The commons is located on the 2nd floor of the Spalding University Library.

The Kentucky Room houses the library's print theses and dissertations. This room is also a popular location for meetings and is available for reservation.

The Edith Stein Center contains a research library pertaining to Edith Stein. The room is open to students as a quiet study area, all requests for research appointments should be directed to Dr. Melissa Chastain.

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