Mortvedt Library

Collection Development

Purchase suggestions

If you are a faculty member, you can make your request through your department’s faculty library liaison, email the appropriate subject librarian directly, or use this online form.

Library liaisons

Every department and academic program has a designated faculty library liaison who oversees faculty collection development requests for the library, and partners with the subject librarian to grow, develop, and maintain the library collection. Find your liaison on this page.

Your department or program’s faculty library liaison is listed below. Your liaison will contact you periodically throughout the year for your purchase requests; or, if you have a request, send it to your liaison for review.

A special notice about journals: library journal subscriptions are reviewed every September. Due to escalating journal subscription costs, the library can only add a new subscription under your department’s fund if we cancel one of equal or greater cost; talk with your faculty library liaison for details. Also, your journal may already be available through one of our hundreds of databases or aggregators; check Journals@PLU for coverage dates and indexing. Finally, the library can get almost any journal article through Interlibrary Loan at no cost to you, so please consider this as an alternative.

Library allocation funds

Library allocation fund status (faculty library liaisons only; if you are a liaison and cannot access this site, please notify a librarian)

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