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Carnegie Vincent Library: Library Services

 

Library Services

Service Policies

 

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Faculty/Staff

Special*

JFWA

Community or TALC

Book Checkout  

25 at a time;  

2 renewals;  

14 days 

40 at a time;  

2 renewals;  

4 months 

40 at a time;  

2 renewals;  

4 months 

25 at a time;  

2 renewals; 

14 days 

25 at a time;  

2 renewals; 

14 days 

10 at a time;  

1 renewal;  

14 days 

DVD Checkout 

5 at a time;  

2 renewals;  

5 days 

5 at a time;  

2 renewals;  

4 months 

5 at a time;  

2 renewals;  

4 months 

5 at a time; 

2 renewals; 

5 days

5 at a time; 

2 renewals; 

5 days

5 at a time;  

2 renewals;  

5 days 

Laptop Computer Checkout 

1 at a time;  

1 renewal;  

4 hours 

1 at a time;  

1 renewal;  

4 hours 

No 

No

1 at a time;  

1 renewal;  

4 hours 

No

Interlibrary Loan Service 

Yes 

Yes

Yes 

Yes

Yes 

No

Study Room Use 

Yes 

Yes

No 

No

No 

No

Desktop Computer Use 

Yes 

Yes

Yes 

Yes

Yes 

Yes

Database Access 

Yes 

Yes

Yes 

Yes, in library only

Yes

Yes, in library only

Ebook  

Access 

Yes 

Yes

Yes 

Yes, in library only

Yes 

Yes, in library only

*Special includes alumni and members of the Board of Directors   

Fees and Charges

  • Item check-outs: Free 
  • Help and instruction: Free
  • Interlibrary loan and document delivery: Free (off-campus patrons pay return USPS shipping on returnable items)
  • Overdue fines:
    • Books and DVDs: $0.15 per day per item with $7.50 max per person 
    • Laptops: $1.20 per hour with $25 max per person
  • Lost item: Replacement cost, plus accrued overdue fines, plus $20.00 processing fee per item 
  • Copying: $0.10 per black and white copy; $0.15 per color copy
  • Laminating: $1.00 per 12 inches of material
  • Fax reception: Free

All Services

  Research Assistance and Consultation Services

  Students and faculty can receive research assistance through the following:

  • Face-to-Face: 
  • Email the Library: library@lmunet.edu
  • Call Us: 423-869-7079 or toll free at 800-325-0900 ext. 7079
  • Chat with a Librarian: Look for the  on library website pages

A librarian is always available at the reference desk to assistance with: 

  • How to find resources in the library catalog
  • Help with research
  • Navigating the internet
  • Managing citations 
  • Finding an item on reserve 
  • And much more!

Research and course guides are online web pages created by librarians to gather subject or course-specific resources and help patrons perform various tasks, such as using library resources or doing research. We offer a number of guides in subjects like Allied Health, Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Information Literacy, Math and Sciences, Nursing, and Social Sciences.

Borrowing Books and Articles

Checking out books is easy!  All you need to do is visit the library or the library website. You can also renew your books online. If you are an online-only student or if you attend one campus but want a book from another, we can even mail your books to you!

  Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

Interlibrary Loan requests should be submitted via the ILLiad system by accessing the Interlibrary Loan Services link. It is important that the requester check the Carnegie Vincent Library online catalog and journal lists to determine that the items are not in the library collections before completing an interlibrary loan request.

Arrival Time, Pickups and Returns
Harrogate Campus
Materials usually arrive within two (2) weeks after a request is made. In some instances the process may take longer. The interlibrary loan staff notifies borrowers by email via the ILLiad system when the requested item has arrived. Items should be picked up and returned to the library's circulation desk.  

Off-campus Sites
Items requested by patrons at off-campus sites are shipped to the Harrogate campus, then shipped to the patron's home address. This process normally takes up to four (4) weeks. Patrons at off-campus sites are responsible for the cost of shipping the item back to Carnegie Vincent Library. Please return the item to:
      Carnegie Vincent Library
      Lincoln Memorial University
      Box 2012
      Cumberland Gap Parkway
      Harrogate, TN  37752

Loan Periods and ILL
Loan periods vary by institution. The due date for ILL items is posted in the ILLiad system under a user’s account. In order to remain in good standing with lending institutions so that we may continue to borrow materials from them, please return interlibrary loan items on time.

Charges and ILL
There is no charge for processing the standard interlibrary loan service for LMU faculty, staff and students. However, borrowers are responsible for any costs charged by the lending institution including overdue fines, general lending fees and replacement of lost or damaged items. Students using the interlibrary loan service at extended learning sites will be responsible for paying the shipping cost of returning items to the Carnegie Vincent Library.

  Services for Faculty

Visit our faculty services page for more information on:

  • library instruction sessions
  • copyright and fair use
  • course reserves
  • equipment scheduling
  • and more!

Our collection development practices help guide librarians and faculty in gathering new resources to support LMU's academic programs and maintain currency and relevance for the library collections as a whole. You can download the full policy using the link below.