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New Faculty Checklist: Borrowing & Requesting Resources

Welcome to the PLU Library!

The faculty librarians and staff of the Library are happy to welcome you to the PLU community. 

We have created this guide to highlight the resources & services we think you may need in the first 4-6 weeks of the semester.  If you find that you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us or just stop by.

Get your barcode

LutecardYour Lutecard (PLU ID card) is your library card.  The first time you check out an item book, our circulation staff will add a barcode to the back of your card. 

There is no limit to the number of items you can check out and no fines.

You will, however, have to return all checked out items at the end of every academic year (due date: April 30). Full details about borrowing privileges are available online.

Submit a purchase suggestion for items we don't own

If you are teaching a new course or know of new resources that would be of use to your students, please contact your departmental liaison  or submit the request form below.

Request the media you plan to use in class

dvd coversUse the media request form to place orders for films, videos, DVDs and VHS tapes from the library collection to be put on hold for classroom use. 

If the library doesn't own the item, we will try to acquire it through Interlibrary Loan, Netflix, or through direct purchase.

Please make your request at least one week before you need to show it in class.

You can also submit a list of requests at the beginning of each academic term with the dates that you need them.

Search the library catalog for items you want

The PLU Library catalog allows you to search for books, articles & more simultaneously.  You can also search 'Libraries Worldwide' to see what resources are available at other libraries.

Set up your course reserves

For questions or assistance with library reserves, please call (253) 535-7175 or email

Departmental liaisons

Department Librarian Faculty Library Liaison
Anthropology Gail Egbers David Huelsbeck
Art Holly Senn Michael Stasinos
Biology Genevieve Williams
Romey Haberle
Business Lizz Zitron Brian Maeng
Chemistry Genevieve Williams
Jon Freeman
Chinese Studies Gail Egbers Paul Manfredi
Communications Lizz Zitron Amy Young
Computer Science Genevieve Williams
David Wolff
Economics Amy Stewart-Mailhiot Mark Reiman
Education Holly Senn Gregory Williams
English Gail Egbers Adela Ramos
Environmental Studies Genevieve Williams
Sergia Hay
Geosciences Genevieve Williams Alex Lechler
Global Studies Amy Stewart-Mailhiot JoDee Keller
History Gail Egbers E. Wayne Carp
International Honors Amy Stewart-Mailhiot Michael Behrens
Kinesiology Holly Senn Nicole Martin
Languages & Literatures Gail Egbers Claudia Berguson
Marriage & Family Therapy Amy Stewart-Mailhiot Elisabeth Esmiol
Mathematics Genevieve Williams Rachid Benkhalti
Music Genevieve Williams Oksana Ejokina
Nursing Genevieve Williams Mary Ann Carr
Philosophy Gail Egbers Keith Cooper
Physics Genevieve Williams Bret Underwood
Political Science Amy Stewart-Mailhiot Kaitlyn Sill
Psychology Amy Stewart-Mailhiot Chris Hansvick
Publishing & Printing Gail Egbers Solveig Robinson
Religion Gail Egbers Suzzanne Crawford O'Brien
Scandinavian Studies Kerstin Ringdahl Jennifer Jenkins
Social Work Amy Stewart-Mailhiot Kathy Russell
Sociology Amy Stewart-Mailhiot Laura McCloud
Statistics Amy Stewart-Mailhiot Chris Hansvick
Women's & Gender Studies Holly Senn  Teresa Ciabattari