The Resource materials in the library are organized by the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System. Resource materials on similar subjects are shelved together. Each item is given a subject heading that corresponds to a call number which identifies the location of the item on a shelf.
Items are arranged on the shelves from left to right, top to bottom, according to call numbers. Call numbers are arranged alphabetically then numerically. See example below.
To find books or other materials held physically within the library, please search the catalog for the item's availability and shelf location(s).
Special Collections, African Collection, Lincolniana: Please, inquire at the circulation desk on how get access to the Special Collection materials.
This floor houses all the Black Periodicals and Lincoln University Master Thesis
Lincoln students, faculty, and staff may request to borrow material from other libraries when Langston Hughes Memorial Library does not own the material. Request an ILL item.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) refers to the cooperative arrangement of libraries to globally share resources physically and electronically. National and local interlibrary loan codes usually preclude libraries from borrowing and lending the following materials:
Books published within the last 12 months
Textbook and readings required for current courses
Material owned by Langston Hughes Memorial Library
Certain non-print materials
Contact Ms. Bonnie Horn, InterLibrary Loan Technician, at 484-365-7356 for additional information about ILL.
Use WorldCat to get information on the book you want to request via ILL.
WorldCat is an enormous online catalog that contains the catalogs of libraries from all over the world. The catalog also contains digitized texts and archival materials, so it can be a great way to find primary sources.
Faculty and students may use the Ask-a-Librarian and chat services for help accessing the library’s print and electronic resources.
Go to the library's website, click on LibGuides or Databases then click on