Material Returns & Renewal

Locations to Return Items

  1. Bookdrop near the Circulation Desk
  2. The outside returns, located near the library entrances
  3. The drive-up return box, located on 7th Street (near the alley)

Renew by Phone

  1. Call (217) 753-4900.
  2. If an operator picks up, ask for extension 5616. Or, if an answering machine picks up - immediately press 5616 into your keypad. That will transfer you directly to the phone renewal line.
  3. Leave a message with the information that is requested. If there is a problem - staff will call you back.

Renew by Computer

  1. On the Lincoln Library website click on the words “My Account” that are in the blue heading.
  2. Type in your barcode without any spaces between the numbers.
  3. Type in your PIN in the next blank labeled pin#.
  4. Click on "Login".
  5. Click on "Items out". A list of all items checked out will appear.
  6. Click the small square check box by each title you wish to renew.
  7. Click the "Renew" button.
  8. Then look at the right hand side of the screen to see the new due date. This is important, because not all renewal requests are allowed. If the due date did not change, the material must be brought back by the listed due date.