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 Not available 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.