The Lincoln Memorial University Carnegie-Vincent Library is dedicated to supporting the informational, research, and instructional needs of students and faculty who are enrolled in LMU’s online courses or in programs offered at LMU’s off-campus sites. The library currently provides the following services to the distance learning community:
Reference Assistance & Consultation Services
Students and faculty in the distance learning community can receive reference assistance through the following means:
Face-to-Face: At the Carnegie-Vincent Library in Harrogate and at the Cedar Bluff, DCOM at LMU-Knoxville, and Tampa sites
Phone: 800.325.0900 ext. 7079
Virtual Chat: Staffed 58 hours/week; available on the library website
User Education Services
Upon request, the Off-Campus Services Librarian or subject liaison librarians will travel to the off-campus sites to provide face-to-face classroom instruction or can record and embed customized video tutorials or instructional sessions into a Blackboard course. Contents of presentations (i. e. PPT slideshows and handouts) can be posted online via the online library subject guides or via Blackboard.
Online access to guides created by librarian subject liaisons are available on the library website.
Document Delivery Services
Patrons who need a print book from one of our physical sites may submit a request via our Book Delivery Service found on the library website. Print books can be mailed directly to the homes of student and faculty. Articles from print journals or chapters from print books can be scanned and delivered electronically. Students/faculty may return books to the library via USPS.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service offered to LMU faculty, staff, and students that allows LMU library users to borrow physical materials from other libraries or to obtain copies of article or chapters from titles which are not held by the Carnegie-Vincent Library.
Additional Library Sites
In addition to the Carnegie-Vincent Library in Harrogate, the library at Cedar Bluff maintains a collection of approximately 2,000 print items. The Cedar Bluff library is open six days per week and is staffed by the Extended Learning Sites Librarian, the Electronic Resources Librarian, and the Adjunct Librarian. Ten laptops and seating for 18 are available.
The Tampa, Florida campus maintains a collection of approximately 200 print items, 15 laptops, and seating for 10 students. The Tampa library is open five days per week and is staffed by the Systems and Health Sciences Librarian.
Tennessee Academic Library Cooperative (TALC): Benefits Information for Faculty and Students
The Lincoln Memorial University Libraries have joined the Tennessee Academic Library Cooperative (TALC). This membership means that LMU faculty, staff and students can borrow books from other participating TALC libraries, including the University of Tennessee, East Tennessee State University, and so many more. A full list can be found here which includes contact information for each library.
In taking advantage of this program, we want you to know that each library will have its own limits on the number of items you can borrow and how long you can keep them. Additionally as a part of the registration process with each library, you may be asked to show a valid state-issued ID and/or school ID and be asked to log into myLMU to verify your affiliation with or enrollment at LMU. To be best prepared, we recommend contacting the library from which you wish to borrow materials and asking about their policies before you make your trip.