Library hours may vary slightly each semester and are listed on the Library’s About Us page. We are closed on holidays and during recesses.
Complete and email a Library Account Application Form and photo/headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will create a library account for you. This process will take about 5 minutes. After that, you can use your Student ID Card/Number to borrow materials. We will also send you a Welcome Letter with login credentials to access all the Library’s electronic resources when off campus.
You can renew materials by contacting the Library Circulation Desk at email@example.com or 510-379-4048.
Patrons can borrow up to six items at a time. Exceptions are made for faculty and doctoral students.
It is the borrower’s responsibility to be aware of due dates for library materials and to return them on time. Overdue fines will accrue at the following rates: Main Collection, $0.10/day; Reserve, $1.00/hour & $10.00/day (max $60). Items are deemed lost 4 months after the due date. Borrower’s are responsible for the cost of replacing lost or damaged items.
You can pay in cash at the Library Circulation Desk. Or, if your fine is over $15.00 you can pay by credit card at the Accounting Office and bring proof of payment to the library to clear your account. If you need to pay your fines during a recess when the Library is closed, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“When you select a database from the A-Z Databases list you will be prompted to enter your login credentials. Use the same username and password as your school email. If you have a question about your school email account, contact the Computer Lab at (510) 628-8020 or email@example.com. If you have any issues accessing databases, contact the Library at (510) 379-4048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library’s entire virtual collection can be accessed off campus with login credentials. This includes licensed electronic resources, such as e-books, journal article databases, and online reference tools, which are commercial products with access restrictions.
Lincoln University students, faculty and staff members, and some other individuals affiliated with the University, can connect to the Library’s licensed electronic resources from off campus with proper login credentials.
Students should use APA Style to cite sources and format papers. We recommend the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) for sample papers and examples of citations. The APA Style Blog is helpful in addressing common questions and issues with APA style.
Yes. In addition to referring to the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab), the APA Style Blog, and the print APA Publication Manual (7th edition), all students have 24-7 access to the ebook Concise APA Handbook (2020) by Paul IIda through the Ebook Central database. We recommend reading the entire book (67 pages) early in your program and adding it to your “Virtual Bookshelf” so you can refer to it often.
The Library tries to keep 1-2 copies of each course textbook in the Reserve Collection for 3-hour loans. If we have any additional copies, they will be in the Main Collection for 1-3 weeks loans. Students can check the Library Catalog or contact the Library Circulation Desk for availability.
No, Reserve items are loaned out on a first come, first serve basis. A Reserve item can only be put on Hold if it is currently being used by another patron.
As with most universities, and as clearly articulated in the University Catalog, students are responsible for acquiring their own textbooks. With about 30-50 textbooks required by Lincoln University courses each semester, any attempt by the library to get multiple copies and keep up with newly published editions would quickly consume its book budget.
Yes, we are available and ready to help you with your research. Email email@example.com with some convenient dates and times and we will set up an appointment and send you a confirmation. In your email, please specify if you prefer to meet in person or virtually.
The Library keeps samples of Lincoln University student internship reports, theses, and dissertations in the Reserve Collection for in-library use only. You can request to see a list of titles at the Library Circulation Desk or search the Library Catalog using the course number in your search, e.g. BA399, BA398, BA397, BA599, BA598, etc. Place your requests at the Library Circulation Desk and Library staff will help locate the papers.
Lincoln University Library subscribes to the journal Harvard Business Review. The easiest way to find Harvard Business Review articles is to go to the Business Source Premier database and use the “Publications” tab to search for the journal title.
Yes. Go to LIRN Portal and search the following ebook databases: (1) Ebook Central: Academic Complete; (2) JSTOR Ebook Collection; and (3) Gale eBooks.
If we do not have a book or article you need and decide not to purchase it for our collection, we will place a request to borrow it from another library. To submit a request, complete the ILL Request Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lincoln University students, faculty, and staff.
No, the Library does not borrow textbooks through Interlibrary Loan.
The Library covers any charges for material borrowed through Interlibrary Loan. The borrower is responsible for paying late fines and/or replacement fees if necessary.
Lender availability and processing time can impact the delivery time. We cannot guarantee any arrival date.
● Scans (articles, chapters, etc.) will typically arrive within a few days to your email on file.
● Loans (books, theses, etc.) will typically arrive within 7-10 working days to Lincoln University Library. We will email you when it is available for pickup.
The lending library sets the loan period and determines if material is renewable. We will inform you at pickup if a renewal is possible.
Yes, ask library staff for assistance. The cost is $0.10 per page for black and white copies and $0.25 per page for color copies.
Yes, the photocopier can scan documents and send them to your email. Ask library staff for assistance. The cost is $0.25 per page.
Yes, students can access the library’s printer (Printer C) and print up to 25 pages for free per day using their student account. The 25 pages includes any prints in both the Computer Lab and Library. To print additional pages, the cost is $0.10 per page and you can pay at the Library Circulation Desk.
The library has 2 presentation clickers available to loan. Email your request 2-3 days in advance to email@example.com with the date and time of your presentation. We will email a confirmation and pickup time. Pick it up from the Library on the day of your presentation and arrange a drop off time on the same day after your presentation
While priority is given to DI students who need special software only available on the Library laptops, if there is a laptop available on the day of your presentation, you can reserve it. Email your request 2-3 days in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org with the date and time of your presentation. Pick it up from the Library on the day of your presentation, sign the Equipment Lending Policy & Agreement, and arrange a drop off time on the same day after your presentation.
Technical details: HP 15” laptops with Windows 10 operating system.
Software: Sonosim and Regular Application Software
Yes, email your request 2-3 days in advance to email@example.com with the date and time of your presentation. We will email a confirmation and pickup time. Pick it up from the Library on the day of your presentation, sign the Equipment Lending Policy & Agreement, and arrange a drop off time on the same day after your presentation.
Library Classrooms L-15 and L-21 are available for Individual or Group Study when classes are not in session.
Yes, contact the Library Circulation Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-379-4048 to reserve Classroom L-15 or L-21. Reservation requests can be made up to 7 days in advance.
Call the Library Circulation Desk to cancel your reservation. If no one shows up, reservations will be released 5 minutes after the scheduled appointment time.