The Library Guide
History of Page Library
To find a book or author, use the LU Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), the computer catalog is available throughout the library. You can search by title, author, subject, call number, etc. If you a re unable to find the item you are looking for, ask a librarian at the information desk. General Stack books are located on the lower level. For special subject areas, see the location charts.
Use the computer database (EBSCOhost, CD-ROM's, etc.) or printed indexes that cover your subject. The databases and indexes are located on the main level of the library. If you are not sure where to begin, ask a librarian which database is best to u se for your topic. Back issues of periodicals are located on the upper level.
To find titles you are looking for, use the LU OPAC and the CD-ROM database, MARCIVES.
Government Documents are located on the upper level of the library.
To find a title, course number, or instructor's name, use the LU OPAC. Then come to the Information Desk to check out the material(s) you need.
Use the LU OPAC to find your title. If you are unable to find the title you looking for, ask a staff member or a librarian at the Media Center Information Desk on the lower level of the library.
Lincoln University faculty, staff and students may use Interlibrary Loan Services. If a book or article is not available from the LU library, we can borrow items from other libraries for you. Ask a librarian at the Information Desk for details.
Computers in the ARC may be used to access CD-ROM's, E-mail, and the Internet. For assistance ask at the Information Desk. This area is located on the main level.
The Archives area is open from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday only. Most books in the special collections are rare and/or out of print. They are old, fragile, and must be handled with special care.
The Ethnic Studies Reading Room promotes ethnicity through supporting and sponsoring on-campus, ethnic related workshops; displaying archival artifacts, arts and other exhibits; obtaining collection and gathering bibliographies of ethnic related newspapers, journals, books, films, and filmstrips. Books in the Ethnic Collection are on the upper level and are designated BLACK BIB or ETHNIC above the call number. The reading room in this area is available for special gatherings by completing a room reservation form.
The Lincoln Collection is a valuable compilation of file folders housed in the Archives area. It contains photos, clippings, documents, and manuscripts about the history of Lincoln University. Folders may be checked out for room use only by depositing your student ID. It is important to note that the items in this collection are very fragile and must be handled with extreme care.