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Archives Library Use Only Books 4 weeks (renewable) Government Documents 3 weeks (renewable) Media 2 days - Students, 2 Weeks - Faculty Periodicals Library Use Only Reserve 2 hours/or as teacher requests
Inman E. Page Library serves as the primary educational resource center of Lincoln University, supporting the curricula and research needs of the institution through the development of pertinent library collections and the provision of services designed to facilitate access to information. The facility has a seating capacity of approximately 450, contains over 204,948 volumes, and has 358 paper periodical titles and 190 serial microform titles. The library has been designed to accommodate computers, fiber optics, and Internet access. Ten private and 12 group study rooms are available for student, faculty and staff use. Two bibliographic instruction rooms, each with a seating capacity of 20, are available for faculty, staff, student and community use. Currently, the library houses the Blue Tiger Computer Lab to allow students access to computers during library business hours. Students may checkout laptops after filing out an application. A laptop lab may be used by faculty and staff to teach classes in the library. It must be reserved 24 hours in advance. Fourteen library staff members are available to assist students use the library during the 92 hours it is open.
Equipment has been added to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. (Almost all the functions of the Library are fully automated with Innovative Interfaces, Inc., Millennium online catalog.) The system is also accessible from any personal computer with Internet access. In addition, an interlibrary loan service is available, in the event that a source is not available at Page Library. Page Library is a member of the MOBIUS Consortium which links the libraries of 55 colleges and universities in the state of Missouri. The library also has a partial membership with two major public libraries. MOBIUS is a common library platform, which creates a virtual collection of approximately 15 million items and gives members access to direct borrowing between member institutions. Requested items will be delivered within 48 hours.
Page Library is a member of the American Library Association and a full member of Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), which provides access to approximately 60 million bibliographic records. Page Library is also a member of Historically Black Library Alliance and the 1890 Library Directors Organization. In addition, the Library subscribes to FirstSearch and other major databases and serves as a partial depository of materials published by the United States Government. With the implementation of a proxy server, students, faculty and staff now have remote access to all electronic resources.
The University Archives/Ethnic Studies Center is located on the third floor of Page Library. It serves as the official repository for the historical records and documents of the University. The Archives Center strives to preserve Lincoln’s history while providing access to the materials for users from the institution and the community. Programs are presented throughout the year on diversity issues, in an effort to reach Diversity Goal #5 in the Lincoln University Plan “Furthering the Dream 2002-2007” and Goal #1 in the Page Library Strategic Plan which states: Lincoln University will continue to foster and promote an environment that values and respects the distinct characteristics, qualities and elements of different people.
Spring 2005, Page Library hosted an exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute entitled, “Picturing the Century: 100 Years of Photography from the National Archives.”
The Media Center, located on the ground level of the library, provides facilities for the development of multimedia and instruction distance learning programs. Two-way video is possible in the Teleconference Center, which has a seating capacity of 90. The Multimedia Presentation Room, which seats 20, has similar capabilities. The Media Center also features a videotape collection of approximately 2,000 titles.
Inman E. Page Library may be accessed online at http://www.lincolnu.edu/web/library/library