As of June 1, 2020, checkout service is now available to the Luther College community. Request titles by clicking the "Place Hold" button now available on each item owned by Luther College in the library's online catalog, or send a list of titles to email@example.com. Once your items are pulled, you will receive a Hold Shelf notice that includes options on how to arrange a pickup time via appointment at the library entrance or request campus mail delivery.
If you require access to an article from a print journal owned by Preus Library, please find the item in the online catalog and click the "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button, or fill out a blank ILL request form as if you were requesting an interlibrary loan. ILL staff can scan and deliver this material to you electronically.
The due date on all Preus Library materials currently checked out to students registered for the Fall has been extended to October 5. Students returning to campus to retrieve their belongings, however, are strongly urged to return their books at that time.
Faculty and students leaving Luther continue to have a due date of May 15. Early returns can be made anytime through the book slot in the library entryway or through appointment by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due date extensions for interlibrary loans are set on a case-by-case basis, in coordination with the lending library. Please email email@example.com with questions or concerns about your interlibrary loans.
You can view your checked-out ILL items by logging into ILLiad.
Research databases and e-books can all be accessed from off-campus. All links to library resources found on the library website, catalog, and course and subject guides will ask you to log in with your Norse Key if coming from off-campus. If you have problems getting to a resource, contact Ryan Gjerde, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access library databases and the catalog below:
Preus Library will provide research help and reference services through email and online. When you make an appointment through the link below, a librarian will get in touch about meeting virtually.
Virtual research help hours during Summer Sessions 1 & 2:
Don’t forget--general research help can be found in the Research Guides created by your librarians for courses and subjects, as well as on the Library How-To page, which has tutorials on using the catalog, finding books, and searching some of our most-used databases.
You can always email any librarian directly with your questions.
Interlibrary loan activity will be restricted to electronic delivery of PDF documents only. (This includes chapter scans of printed books. We can provide assistance locating a Table of Contents upon request.)
Due date extensions for interlibrary loans are set on a case-by-case basis, in coordination with the lending library. Please email email@example.com with questions or concerns about your interlibrary loans. You can view your checked-out ILL items by logging into ILLiad.
If you require access to a book chapter or article from a print journal owned by Preus Library, please find the item in the online catalog and click the "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button, or fill out a blank ILL request form as if you were requesting an interlibrary loan. ILL staff can scan and deliver this material to you electronically.
If you have any questions about interlibrary loan services during this time, please email Emily Mineart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Archives will continue to provide reference and research assistance virtually. Individuals are welcome to email email@example.com or call (563) 387-1805 during business hours with questions or to schedule a virtual reference appointment.
The Reading Room will be closed to the public and drop-in visitors. The archivist will make reasonable accommodations to provide scans of archival documents as needed, providing the originals are stable enough for reproduction. Faculty, staff, and administrators needing to access physical files in the course of their work may make an appointment to visit the Reading Room, or have select files sent to them by email or campus mail.
If you have any questions about archival services during this time, please contact Hayley Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an historical moment that will be of great interest to future historians and researchers. To preserve this history, the Luther College Archives is collecting material documenting how COVID-19 has affected our campus community. We invite faculty, staff, and students to submit material reflecting their experience to be preserved in the Archives. We will accept a variety of submissions, including (but not limited to) photos, documents, audio and video recordings, and journal entries.
For guidelines and information on how to submit, visit: