Note: Due to COVID-19 health safety concerns, Mortvedt Library is not open to visitors or alumni at this time. In order to enter the buidling you must have a current student, faculty, or staff PLU I.D. card to unlock the front door and must wear a face mask at all times. The information below is here as a placeholder for when we can resume non-pandemic services.

The Mortvedt Library welcomes visitors from the general public, alumni, and other university affiliates.

Borrowing privileges are available to Friends of the PLU Library for a $100 yearly membership fee.


  • library computers
  • online database and journal access (on campus only – why?)
  • printing and copying
  • wireless Internet access

Not available:

  • off campus access to electronic resources
  • study rooms
  • interlibrary loan

Borrowing and Fees

Item Type Borrowing Period Number of Renewals
Books 28 days One (28 days)
Journals 7 days None
DVDs and videos Not available None
CDs Not available None
Juvenile/curriculum materials 28 days One (28 days)


Alumni can check out up to 15 items.

Community card holders (includes Friends of the Library) can check out up to 5 items.