In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the McKinstry Library is online-only until further notice.  We are working on plans to safely reopen the library to the Lincoln College community and will update this page as those plans are finalized.


The library building is closed.


Physical library collections are inaccessible at this time.  All of the library’s extensive online collections (ebooks, articles, databases, etc.) remain available.

I-share borrowing (interlibrary loan of physical material) is temporarily suspended.

We will continue to process interlibrary loan requests of electronic material.

Fines & Returning Material

No fines have been charged to any outstanding material since our online-only period.  Due dates will be extended to October 1st, 2020 for any material previously due between January 1st and September 30th.

If you want to return library material during our online-only period, our exterior drop box by the library entrance is still available.  Returned material will be checked in whenever staff return to work onsite.


Library staff continue to be available through email and live chat available on the library homepage.

Live chat hours: 8am-9pm M-Th, 8am-5pm Fri, 1pm-4pm and 5pm-9pm Sun

If a library staff member isn’t available for chat, the chat function will email your question to the library and we will respond as soon as we can.

Library email:

Class support/instruction

Librarians are still available to work with classes to support library & research skills.  Faculty, please reach out to Derrick Casey ( to discuss your needs.

Special Requests

If you have special needs regarding access to research information, let us know and we will do our best to support.