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Information about how to borrow resources from the Jessie C. Eury Library.

Reference Collection

Some books are in the Reference Collection which is located on the first floor of the Jessie C. Eury Library. 

Reference books have an R at the beginning of the Call Number as seen below. 

Reference Book

The Reference Collection includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, atlases, concordances, and other items that may be needed for a short period of time. Most reference books may not be checked out of the library.


The Jessie C. Eury Library has numerous biblical commentaries to support students and faculty at Lincoln Christian University. 

A biblical commentary is an explanation or exegesis of a book or passage in the Bible. Commentaries:

  • Vary in purpose such as for in-depth study, a devotional emphasis, teaching, preaching, or a special focus.
  • Use Greek, Hebrew, and/or English texts.
  • Cover a wide range of theological positions.

Many commentaries are shelved in the Reference Collection.

Reference Collection commentaries:

  • Use the original biblical languages for exegesis.
  • Are considered critical or technical for comprehensive study or research.
  • Typically include footnotes and a bibliography of resources.
  • Provide the resources needed for an exegetical paper assignment.

Reference commentaries may be used in the Library.