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Pacific Lutheran University

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Alumni & Retiree Library Services: Start Here

A guide to services are available to PLU graduates and retirees.

On-Campus Library Database Access

MOrtvedt Library

You are welcome to use all of the PLU library's resources, including article databases, when visiting the PLU campus.

Due to vendor licensing restrictions, we regret that we cannot provide retirees and alumni access to library databases from off campus: access is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff.

Database Access through Public Libraries

Many public libraries provide their patrons with  free online access to databases, such as Ebsco and ProQuest.

Alumni & Retiree Borrowing

Your  ALUMNI ID or PLU RETIRED ID is your library card. When you first check out a book, our circulation staff will add a barcode to the back of your card.

Renew PLU books online through your account.

Please note that Library access is restricted to current PLU students, staff and faculty after 9pm.

Check here for details on what items can be borrowed and for how long.

Off-Campus Library Database Access

Here are some of the great online resources you used while a student at PLU that have free or low-cost version that you can access 24/7 from anywhere.

You are welcome to use all of the PLU library's resources, including article databases, when visiting the PLU campus.