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Remote Access to Library Resources & Research Help

Information on accessing library resources, research help, and other library services remotely.

In This Guide

As of 3/18/2020, the Preus Library building will closed to the public. Updates to library services will be posted here.

In this Guide, you'll find information on:

Updated Building Hours

Preus Library Building closed as of March 18 through May 21

Staff assistance is still available via email and phone, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

Access to Resources

Print Materials

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.

Have books checked out already?

The due date for students is now May 15. Following registration for Fall 2020, due dates for returning students will be extended to the beginning of Fall semester. After registration, we will contact graduating seniors and others about options for returning library materials. We will coordinate with Residence Life to allow for drop-off in residence halls, as part of the move-out process.

You can view your checked-out items by logging into your library account. If you have questions, contact Eddy Atwell, atwelled@luther.edu.

Interlibrary Loan Due Dates

Due date extensions for interlibrary loans are set on a case-by-case basis, in coordination with the lending library. Please email ill@luther.edu with questions or concerns about your interlibrary loans.

You can view your checked-out ILL items by logging into ILLiad.

 

Online Resources

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, gjerdery@luther.edu.

Access library databases and the catalog below:

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Research Help

Meet With a Librarian Via Norse Apps

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 for Monday 3/30 to Thursday 4/9 are:

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

 

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

ILL

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 ill@luther.edu with questions or concerns about your interlibrary loans. You can view your checked-out ILL items by logging into ILLiad. At this time, all renewal requests are being approved. 

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 ill@luther.edu.

Archives

Archives Reference & Research

The Archives will continue to provide reference and research assistance virtually. Individuals are welcome to email archives@luther.edu 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 archives@luther.edu.

 

Help the Archives document the COVID-19 pandemic at Luther College

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:

Email a Librarian

Click on a profile to send that librarian an email. Use the arrows on either side to see more librarians.

Send an email to Andi Beckendorf

Andi Beckendorf

Subject areas: Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Dance, History, Linguistics, Languages (except Spanish), Museum Studies, Music, Music Education, Nordic Studies, Russian Studies, Theatre, Visual Communication

Send an email to Freeda Brook

Freeda Brook

Subject areas: Accounting, Africana Studies, Anthropology, Business, Economics, Management, Political Science, Social Welfare, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Send an email to Ryan Gjerde

Ryan Gjerde

Subject areas: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, Statistics

Send an email to Hayley Jackson

Hayley Jackson

College Archivist

Subject areas: Archives

Send an email to Amanda Jenkins

Amanda Jenkins

Subject areas: Art History, Education, English, Music, Visual Communication

Send an email to Germano Streese

Germano Streese

Subject areas: Athletic Training, Biblical Languages, Classics, Health, Paideia, Physical Education, Religion, Spanish

Send an email to Holly White

Holly White

Subject areas: Communication Studies, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Philosophy, Psychology

Send an email to Rebecca Sullivan

Rebecca Sullivan

On sabbatical for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

This guide was last updated on 3/31/20.
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