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Course Reserves

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

Lute Library

The Lute Library Reserves system has the goal of providing students with easy access to required textbooks and materials that might otherwise be difficult to purchase or unavailable (e.g., clickers, videos). It is part of Mortvedt Library’s Course Reserves system and is located on the Library’s main floor at the Circulation Desk. While books and materials housed under Course Reserves may be borrowed for up to three days, Lute Library Reserves may be borrowed for a minimum of 2 hours and no more than 24 hours because our goal is to provide widespread access to all students.

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 Library.


The Sakai course management system is the preferred method for course reserves delivery. If you provide library staff access your Sakai site, they can post e-Reserves for you.

Resource Linking Tool

Create permanent, off campus-accessible links to online library resources (such as those available through JSTOR or EBSCO) for your students. You can use these links in Sakai, on course websites, in online syllabi, and in e-mail.

Course Reserves Request Form

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 Consultation and Clearance

In general, 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.

We have identified some resources to help guide you through the process and understand what your rights as an educator are with regard to fair use and copyright law: