Library Services

Services for Visitors, Consortium Members, and University Affiliates

The PLU library welcomes visitors from the general public, from the NAPCU and PSAIL academic consortia, and from university affiliates. University affiliates include alumni, retirees, Lutheran clergy, visiting scholars, guests of the university, Mount Rainier Lutheran High School students and faculty, Q-club members, dependents of PLU students, faculty, administrators, and staff, nursing preceptors, and students enrolled in special academic enrichment programs. Consortia students and faculty may check out materials from the PLU library using their own student IDs; borrowing privileges are available to Friends of the PLU Library for a $100 yearly membership fee.

Library computers, online database and journal access, and printing and copying are available; you can purchase Copicards for printing and copying at the library front desk. Sorry, off campus database access, study rooms, and Interlibrary Loan services are not available. You can place up to three holds for items currently checked out or in processing.

Visitors, consortial members & affliates borrowing periods:

Item Type Borrowing Period Number of Renewals
Books 28 days (max: 15) One, for 2 weeks
Bound journals 7 days  (max: 15) None
DVDs and videos Not available None
CDs Not available None
Juvenile/curriculum materials 28 days (max: 15) One, for 2 weeks

The fine for overdue items is $0.25 per item, per day.

Retirees have the borrowing privledges noted above, with these exceptions: no limit on the number of items that can be borrowed at one time, no fines for overdue itmes, and the ability to check out CDs for 7 days without renewals and DVDs/videos for 3 days with no renewals.