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 and other university affiliates. Borrowing privileges are available to Friends of the PLU Library for a $100 yearly membership fee. Off campus access to electronic resources, study rooms, and ILL are not available to alumni and visitors.

Alumni and other visitors have access to the following services:

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

Borrowing and Fees

Item Type Borrowing Period Number of Renewals
Books 28 days (max: 15) One, for 2 weeks
Bound journals 7 days  (max: 15) None
DVDs and videos Not available None
CDs Not available None
Juvenile/curriculum materials 28 days (max: 15) One, for 2 weeks


The fine for overdue items is $0.25 per item, per day.

Retirees have the borrowing privileges noted above, with these exceptions: no limit on the number of items that can be borrowed at one time, no fines for overdue items, and the ability to check out CDs for 7 days without renewals and DVDs/videos for 3 days with no renewals.