Lute Lending Library

Note: Textbooks and other printed materials on reserve are not accessible at this time. Some course readings and books may be available in digital form. Please e-mail for assistance. You can also check our guide to enhanced resource access and COVID-19 research and information. See also the section below about the Course Reserves Scanning Form, the link to the form is here.


PLU’s course management system, Sakai, is the preferred method for delivering electronic course reserves. If you provide library staff access to your Sakai site, they can post e-Reserves for you.

Linking to Library Resources

In order provide students with¬†permanent links¬†to articles in library databases that will work from both on and off campus, you need to create a special link using the library’s link converter tool. By utilizing this tool, rather than uploading a PDF file to Sakai, you are helping the library collect more accurate usage data.

Course Reserves Scanning Request Form

The library can scan materials that would normally be reserve materials for use in coursework. For questions or assistance with library reserves, please call 253-535-7501 or e-mail

What we can scan:

Library materials such as books — Tell us what chapters or pages you want scanned (we can’t scan whole books).
Personal books — We need to quarantine personal books for 3 days before scanning. Tell us what chapters or pages you want scanned (we can’t scan whole books). Deliver your personal books to the library via campus mail or drop them off at the front desk.

Submit your request online, upload files, request that library items be pulled for you, or let us know that you will be bringing personal copies of items to the library.

Copyright and Fair Use

Faculty are responsible for securing necessary copyright clearances with regard to curricular materials (course reserves, classroom readings, etc). The reserves process requires your signature on a copyright compliance form.

Below, you will find some resources to help guide you through the process of understand what your rights as an educator are with regard to fair use and copyright law: