Library Services


Create Your Library Account
Library Workshops
Library Announcements
Interlibrary Loan
Waive LU Library Fee With Purchase of UC Berkeley Library Card
Photocopier & Printer Fees


Create Your Library Account

In order to borrow library materials and access our electronic resources, users must first create a Library User Account. To do this, fill out the LU Library Account Form and submit it to the Library Staff. You will need to show your Student ID card or proof of your Student ID Number.


Library Workshops & Events

Library workshops and events are held throughout the year.  Students can sign up in the library or RSVP to the email announcement.

  • Library Orientation - A library orientation workshop is held at the beginning of each session for new students, to introduce them to the LU Library collections.
  • Information Literacy - Library workshops are held throughout the school year to improve search strategies and encourage use of electronic databases.
  • APA Style - APA Style workshops are held several times each semester. The workshop discusses plagiarism, and helps students avoid it by learning how to properly cite resources.
  • SFPL Tour - A tour of the San Francisco Public Library - Main Branch is held once per semester. Students get a free SFPL library card and learn about the collection, including electronic resources available remotely.

Library Announcements

All library announcements will be sent to students at their university email account ( Announcements include:

  • Invitations to Library Workshops
  • Login and password to access e-databases
  • Free trials to online resources
  • Information about upcoming events
  • Other library updates


Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

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

To look for—and request—resources in other institutions, search


Waive LU Library Fee With Purchase of UC Berkeley Library Card

Lincoln University students are encouraged to visit UC Berkeley libraries. LU students who purchase a UC Berkeley library card will have their LU Library fee waived for up to two semesters. In order for Lincoln University to waive the LU Library fee, students must present proof of purchase to the LU Accounting Department.

To obtain a UC Berkeley library card, students should go to the Privileges Desk in UC Berkeley's Doe Library during business hours [M‐F, 9am to 4:45pm]. The cost is $100 per year (from date of purchase). Students must present a valid government issued photo ID, such as driver's license, state ID or passport. Proof of California residency is required.

The card will grant access to all libraries on UC Berkeley campus with the exception of Moffitt Library, Media Resources, and the Law Library. Students may have up to 20 items out at any one time. The general loan periods for non‐UCB affiliated users are 1 month for monographs and 1 week for serials. For more details:

Printer Fees

The library has one printer for student use. Every Lincoln University student can print up to 25 pages per day for free in the Library or Computer Lab. After that, the fee is $0.10 per page. Please ask the Library Staff for assistance if you want to print more than 25 pages.

Photocopier Fees

The library has one photocopier for student use. Please ask the Library Staff for assistance with photocopy requests.

Photocopy fees:

  • Black & white (single-side) = $.10 per page
  • Black & white (double -side) = $.15 per page
  • Color (single-side) = $.25 per page
  • Color (double -side) = $.50 per page
  • Scan = $.25 per page