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Adding library resources to Learning Management System: Embed in Sakai

This guide provides information for teaching faculty on how to include library resources directly into a course management system

Integrate libraries resources into Sakai

Follow these steps if  you want your students to have important links to the Rutgers Libraries, including an overview and access to the Subject Research Guides.

Login to Sakai. In your course web site, select "Site Info" and then "Manage Tools".  On the list of tools, under Course Management Tools, check the box next to Library Resources.

Your students will then have access to several important links, including Introduction to Rutgers Libraries and our Subject Research Guides, also known as Libguides.

Sakai box showing site info on left and manage tools at top.

Box showing Sakai Course Management Tools, including Library Resources

Your students now can make use of our plentiful resources in the libraries!

Instructions for adding a specific subject guide into Sakai

Follow these steps if you want your students to consult a specific subject research guide that our librarians have prepared for you! If you would like a customized Libraries module, tailored to your class' particular needs, please contact the Subject Specialist Librarian for your department.

Start with “site info” from the column on the left and click on “Manage Tools”

Make sure Library Resources (under Course Management Tools) is not selected (if it is, uncheck the box)

Under Content Sharing Tools, Select “web content”

Web Content tool

Click “Continue” on the bottom of the page

Enter an appropriate title and provide the URL for the Library guide [Do not click the box “Link to Library eReserves”].


Click “Continue” and then “Finish”

Use “Tool Order” if you need to move where the guide appears in relation to your other contents.

Box showing the Sakai tools: Edit Site Information, Manage Tools, and Tool Order

You are done!  You have just provided a link to one of our subject guides prepared by librarians who are knowledgeable about the topic.

Contact Us

Contact us:
Mei Ling Lo Math/Computer science Librarian
Jill Nathanson Reference and Instruction Librarian

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