Services for Alumni, Visitors, Consortium Members, and University Affiliates
The PLU library welcomes visitors from the general public and from university affiliates. University affiliates include:
- Lutheran clergy
- visiting scholars
- guests of the university
- Q-club members
- dependents of PLU students, faculty, administrators, and staff
- nursing preceptors
- 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 (on campus only)
- printing and copying
- place holds (up to 3) on items currently checked out or in process
- wireless Internet access
Off campus access, study rooms, and Interlibrary Loan are not available to alumni and all visitors.
|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|
|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 privileges noted above, with these exceptions: no limit on the number of items that can be borrowed at one time, no fines for overdue items, and the ability to check out CDs for 7 days without renewals and DVDs/videos for 3 days with no renewals.