Lute Library & Course Reserves

The Lute Library & Course Reserves seeks to build a library of current course materials (books, clickers, etc) to increase student accessibility to learning materials through the Library’s Course Reserves system. Course materials in the Lute Library & Course Reserves are available for checkout at the library front desk.  Course materials in the Lute Library & Course Reserves are available for a few hours at a time in the case of textbooks and videos​, ​or for an entire semester in the case of clickers. Students can search for materials here.

  1. Check here. to see if your course materials are already available in the library.
  2. If they are, they will be automatically added to the Lute Library / Course Reserves. 
  3. If they are not, we invite you to add a copy to the reserves for students to use throughout the term through the Course Reserves form. The default loan period is 2 hours but can be increased to a maximum of 24 hours upon request. These can be dropped off at the front desk of the library or sent to Ann Dodge via campus mail.
  4. If your class is large and you  own additional copies of your course materials that you no longer need, please consider donating or adding them for the semester to the Library.

We urge faculty to consider including language in their syllabus and on Sakai site that alerts students to the resources available.

A compressed version below may more easily be included in course syllabi.

“Copies of the course texts are also available for you to borrow for _________ hours at a time via the Lute Library Reserves System. This system, part of Mortvedt Library’s Course Reserves system is located on the Library’s main floor at the Circulation Desk. If the materials you need are not currently available under Course Reserves, please contact me so that I can work to either have that item integrated into the Lute Library or so we can try to find another solution if possible.”

Each semester the Task Force hosts a textbook drive inviting campus to donate their textbooks to the Lute Library & Course Reserves for future student use. Textbook drop off locations will be in Rieke and the Library during Dead Week and Finals.

Defending Dreamers - A Toolkit for University Leaders

This resource, shared by colleagues at Leadership Without Borders at UW includes:

  • Implications for in-state tuition and state aid
  • Concerns for undocumented students in a campus environment
  • How the higher education community can support permanent protections for Dreamers


For questions regarding the Gold Group, resources for undocumented students, future training sessions, or donations to the PLU4US Campaign, please visit the Diversity Center or write us at

A member of the Task Force working with and for Undocumented Students will respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible.