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Borrowing & Renewal & Holds


Your Lutecard is your library card. When you first check out a book, our circulation staff will add a barcode to the back of your Lutecard. It’s that easy!

If you are looking for info on how to borrow cameras, speakers, audio/visual equipment, see here.

Alumni and other visitors, see this link.


Renew PLU books and materials online through this link. Or call 253-535-7500.

Renew Interlibrary Loan books through the ILLiad link.

Be aware that the Interlibrary Loan lending library may not grant the renewal. You are expected to return all items on time and bear in mind that all Interlibrary Loans are subject to recall by the lending library.

Log on to ILLiad, click View/ Checked Out Items/Click on the Transaction Number of the book you wish to renew.  Click on Renew Request, this will send a request of ten days renewal to the lending library. If you are having problems renewing an item, please contact the ILL staff.

Our hours are 8:00am to 3:00pm, check at the Front Desk or Reference Desk after hours if you have questions.



Paying Fines

You can pay fines with cash, check, Lutecard, or your student account. Sorry, no credit cards.


Putting a book on hold is a multi-step process:

  • 1) click on “Request Item” in title record
  • 2) once on the new screen, look at the top navigation bar for “Place Request“
  • 3) the next screen asks you to log on with your PLU ID
  • 4) then the next screen wants you to fill in your PLU ID number in the middle of the form
  • 5) hit submit and you’re done

Books are held for 7 days before being returned to the stacks.

Books are pulled from the regular shelves every morning, Monday-Saturday, and placed on the hold shelves near the front desk so that patrons can pick them up by 8:30-9:00AM. Anything put on hold after 7:00AM Monday-Saturday will be put on the hold shelves on the next day.

Books can be put on hold. CDs & DVDs cannot be placed on hold.

Circulation desk with Ann Dodge and student