Library Account

In order to borrow library materials and access our e-resources, patrons must first create a Library Account. To do this, fill out the Lincoln University Library Account Application Form.

Students will be expected to show their Student ID card (or provide their Student ID number) when borrowing library materials.


Most items in the Main Collection are 3-week loans and Reserve items are 3-hour loans. Patrons can borrow up to 6 items at a time. Exceptions for loan periods and number of items may be made for instructors, DBA students, or upon faculty approval.

Materials can be renewed unless placed on hold or recalled. Email your renewal requests to or place your renewal request in person or by phone at the Library Circulation Desk (510-379-4048) during opening hours.

Place on Hold
Hold requests can be made directly through the Library Catalog with the exception of Reserve items. To do this, locate the item you want in the Library Catalog and choose “Request Hold”. Requests can also be made at the Library Circulation Desk via phone (510-379-4048) during opening hours or by email.

Overdue Fines
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 = $0.10 per day (maximum $30)
Reserve = $1.00 per hour or $10.00 per day (maximum $60)
Recalled Items = $10.00 per day

Lost or Damaged Items
Borrowers are responsible for the cost of replacing lost or damaged items. Items are deemed lost four months after the due date.

Paying Fines
Fines can be paid in cash at the Library Circulation Desk or, if over $15.00, by credit card at the Accounting Office.

Print, Copy, Scan

The Library has one printer for student use that is accessible from all ten Library computers. Students logged into their user account can print up to 25 pages per day for free at the Library or Computer Lab (total combined).
To print more than 25 pages, the cost is $0.10 per additional page. Ask the Library Circulation Desk for assistance with additional printing.

The Library has one photocopier that can print letter-sized or legal-sized projects in both black and white or full-color. The cost per page is: Black & White, $0.10; Full-Color, $0.25. Ask the Library Circulation Desk for assistance with copy requests. Library Staff can show patrons how to use the copy machine for large projects.

The Library’s photocopier can handle scanning documents up to 11”x17”. Scanned documents can be saved onto a USB drive or sent via email. Students are responsible for checking that the documents were successfully scanned and saved or received before leaving the Library. The cost is $0.25 per page. Ask the Library Circulation Desk for assistance with scanning.

Computer & Software

The Library has ten computer stations for student use. Log in with your username and password provided by the Computer Lab. In addition to having access to Microsoft 365 and the Internet on each computer, the following list of specialized software is available in the Library, Computer Lab or online as indicated.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX, and more. You can take your ideas to new places with Photoshop on the iPad, draw and paint with Adobe Fresco, and design for 3D and AR. (Library Computer 01; request access from the Library Circulation Desk.)

MS Project

Streamline project, resource, and portfolio management with Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management. Integrated planning tools help you keep track of projects and stay organized. (Computer Lab)

MS Visio

Create flowcharts, network diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more using modern shapes and templates. Increase productivity with the familiar Office experience, and make advanced diagramming easier than ever. (Computer Lab)

SIMTICS Sonography

SIMTICS Sonography provides interactive simulations, video demonstrations, and explanatory text. (Online with login credentials; request access from DI Director or Head Librarian.)


SonoSim Ultrasound Training Solution complements clinical training by providing online peer-reviewed courses, knowledge assessment, and hands-on ultrasound scanning of hundreds of real-patient cases and pathologies. (Online with login credentials; request laptop and probe from the Head Librarian.)


IBM® SPSS® Statistics software delivers a powerful set of statistical features to dig deep into your data, so you can discover information to improve decision making— ultimately expanding markets, improving research outcomes, ensuring regulatory compliance, managing risk and maximizing ROI to name a few. (Library Computers: 10 ONLY)

Group Study Spaces

Library Classrooms L-15 (1st Floor) and L-21 (2nd Floor) are available for Individual or Group Study when classes are not in session. Contact the Library Circulation Desk at or 510-379-4048 to place requests. Reservations can be made up to 7 days in advance. Please inform us as soon as possible if you need to cancel. Reserved rooms will be released after 10 minutes if no one from the group arrives.

Equipment Lending

The Library lends the following equipment to students and faculty:

  • Mouse (wireless)
  • Presentation Clicker (wireless)
  • Video Recorder
  • Tripod
  • White Board & Markers
  • 15” HP Laptop & SonoSim Probe (upon DI Director approval)

Place requests at the Library Circulation Desk up to 7 days in advance. We will fill requests on a first come, first served basis.

Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Program strives to fulfill the research needs of our students, faculty, and staff. If a patron wants a particular title that is not available in our library or through the local public library system, Lincoln University Library will request to borrow the item(s) from another institution. To place a request, please fill out the ILL Request Form and submit it to us.

To explore resources in other institutions, search

Used Textbook Exchange

The library helps connect students interested in selling their used textbooks with students interested in buying them. We facilitate the exchange or put you in direct contact if preferred by both parties. See a list of available books and find out more about the process.