Lute Lending Library

The Lute Lending Library aims to provide students with easy access to required textbooks and materials that might otherwise be difficult to purchase or unavailable (e.g., clickers, videos). The Lute Lending Library is part of the library’s Course Reserves system and is located on the Library’s main floor behind the Circulation Desk.

Books and materials under Course Reserves can be checked out for up to three days. Lute Lending Library books and materials can be checked out, depending on the course, for a minimum of 2 hours and no more than 24 hours. This ensures that all students who need a book or course material can have access to it.

In addition to checking out textbooks, you can also check out videos and clickers for use in your courses as directed by your instructor. If the materials you need are not currently available, let your instructor know so that we can make sure to integrate it to the Lute Lending Library.


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 Request Form

The library provides access to electronic, print, and video reserve materials for use in coursework. For questions or assistance with library reserves, please call 253-535-7175 or e-mail

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: