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
Your 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
Use the media request form to place orders for DVDs, videos, & audio CDs from the library collection on hold for classroom use.
If the library doesn't own the item, we will try to acquire it through Interlibrary Loan, Netflix (streaming or DVD), 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.
|Department||Librarian||Faculty Library Liaison|
|Anthropology||Gail Egbers||David Huelsbeck|
|Art||Holly Senn||Michael Stasinos|
|Business||Lizz Zitron||Brian Maeng|
|Chinese Studies||Gail Egbers||Paul Manfredi|
|Communications||Lizz Zitron||Amy Young
|Computer Science||Genevieve Williams
|Economics||Amy Stewart-Mailhiot||Mark Reiman|
|Education||Holly Senn||Gregory Williams|
|English||Gail Egbers||Adela Ramos|
|Environmental Studies||Genevieve Williams
|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||Francesca Lane Rasmus||Kathy Russell
|Sociology||Francesca Lane Rasmus||Laura McCloud
|Statistics||Amy Stewart-Mailhiot||Chris Hansvick|
|Women's & Gender Studies||Holly Senn|| Teresa Ciabattari