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CLA 3100 : Ancient Civilization

Penji Scheduling App

For SPU Writing assistance, download the Penji app:

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Computer | iOS Device | Android Device

Then use your SPU username and password to sign-up for a Penji account.
(You will likely get logged into the Center for Learning section,
just switch to the Research, Reading, & Writing Studio for writing assistance.)

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Ames Library Building Access


Seats in the library by the windows

Building Hours

  • Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.- 10 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, 2 p.m.- 10 p.m.

After 5pm and on weekends you will need your SPU ID card to enter the building.

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Library Services

For research assistance, consult with a librarian:

In person: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

                  Friday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Remotely: Sunday-Thursday 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m.-noon


Note: Outside of these hours, please leave a message for the librarian to answer when next on duty at Ask a Librarian


For writing assistance, see The Research, Reading, & Writing Studio online guide or email

Accessing Materials

Contactless Pickup

If you would like an item from our collection (or from one of our partner libraries), but have concerns about being in the building too long, you can request that your items be pulled for you with our Contactless Pickup option.  Our staff will pull the book and check it out to you. You will receive an "On Hold Shelf" email notification when the item is ready for pickup.  

Requests should be made in advance and will be processed at regular intervals throughout the day.

All items (SPU-owned, Summit and ILL) can be picked up from a cart to the right of the main entrance of the Ames Library.    

If you have questions, please email or call (206) 281-2228.