Mortvedt Library

Collection Development

The library’s collection of academic journals, magazines, and newspapers, e-books, print books, and research databases and indexes is focused on supporting the core curriculum at PLU with an emphasis on undergraduate programs.

Purchase suggestions

If you are a faculty member, you can request books, films, music scores, and sound recordings through your department’s faculty library liaison, email the appropriate subject librarian directly, or use this online form. For journals, see below.

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 develop and maintain the library collection. Find your liaison on this page. If you have a request for a book, film, music score, or sound recording, you can send it to your liaison for review.

A special notice about journals: library journal subscriptions are reviewed on an annual basis. Due to escalating journal subscription costs, the library’s ability to add new subscriptions is severely limited. Please check whether your journal is already 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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