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Jessie C. Eury Library Policies

A page containing information about the Jessie C. Eury Library policies.

Borrow Resources from the Jessie C. Eury Library

To check out any item from the Jessie C. Eury Library, all patrons must have a photo ID card with them. Accepted forms of ID include:

  • Your Lincoln Christian University ID card
  • Your Driver's License or other state-issued ID card.
  • An ID card from another I-Share library or other reciprocal borrowing library. 

Anyone who does not have an ID card will be asked to get their ID before items may be checked out. 

Renew Resources

Books and media items may be renewed using your My Account within LCU DISCOVERY.

The number of renewals allowed depends on your patron status and the item type as indicated in the Borrowing Policies chart below. 

Return Items

On-Campus: Return books to one of the three book drops on campus. 

  1. Library Service Desk
  2. Immediately outside of the Administration Building
  3. Mailroom lobby by Financial Aid
  • Return media, reserves, overnight checkouts, and oversize items directly to the Library Service Desk.

I-Share: Books and media may be returned to any I-Share library. 

Mail: Books and media may be returned via U.S. Postal Service to Jessie C. Eury Library, 100 Campus View Dr., Lincoln, IL 62656. 

Note: Do not return books to a public library or a non-I-Share library as this will cause a delayed return.

Borrowing Policies

The chart below lists all Jessie C. Eury Library borrowing policies. 


Check Out Period

# of Renewals Fines/Fees Lost Replacement Fee

General Books



28 days

Undergrad: 2

Seminary/Graduate: 3

Faculty/Staff: 3

Community Patron: 1

Recall Fee: $2/day

Books are considered lost at 28 days overdue

$125 automatic replacement cost

Overnight Reference Commentary

Check out 1 hour before closing

Due  1 hour after the Library re-opens

0 $1/hour overdue $125 automatic replacement cost
2 hour Reserve 2 hours 1

$1/hour overdue

$5/hour recall

$125 automatic replacement cost
1 day Reserve 1 day 1 $10/day overdue  
7 Day Reserve 7 days 1

$10/day overdue

$10/day recall

$200 automatic replacement cost

Pay Fines & Fees

Notice of fines and fees is sent via your LCU email or whatever email is on record in your library account. 

Please note that fines and fees may block your ability to check out resources from the Jessie C. Eury Library.

Fines may be paid in two ways: Via check to Lincoln Christian University or Online. Please note that it may take up to one business day for payment to be reflected on your library account.

To pay by check,bring a check to the Jessie C. Eury Library Service Desk or mail to Jessie C. Eury Library, 100 Campus View Dr., Lincoln, IL 62656

To pay online, use the URL below and pay via Credit Card or PayPal.

Get It! Policies

Only current Lincoln Christian University students, faculty, and staff are eligible to request books and resources from the Jessie C. Eury Library, I-Share, or other libraries. 

Items will only be mailed to individuals who are out of the state of Illinois or beyond a reasonable driving distance of LCU or another I-Share Library. 

Library staff is available to help you identify how to best and most quickly access the resources you need for your assignments and research. 


In accordance to the Illinois Library Records Confidentiality Act and the I-Share Resource Sharing Agreement: 

  • Only authorized Jessie C. Eury Library staff have access to  patron contact information, ID numbers, status, and borrowing records.
  • Jessie C. Eury Library staff will not provide information regarding who has an item checked out to anyone beyond the person who has an item checked out.
  • Library staff does not provide information regarding who has been in the Library or is currently in the Library. 

The above information can be shared only if required to do so under a court order or if requested by a sworn law enforcement officer.