McKinstry Memorial Library
The McKinstry Memorial Library is a multifaceted building. The nationally famed Lincoln College Museum, McKinstry Rare Books Room, and the Museum of the Presidents were recently named as “One of the 10 best Lincoln-related sites in Illinois” by Illinois NOW! travel magazine. The Museum’s vast collection of Lincolniana includes several signatures of Abraham Lincoln, many pieces originally owned by Lincoln, such as his books and furnishings, and a large Civil War exhibit. Documents and letters from every President and most First Ladies of the United States are exhibited in addition to an array of local and Lincoln College history.
Adjacent to the museum is the library lecture room that offers tiered seating for 63 students. The College’s library is located in the north wing. Among its holdings are some 40,000 books, hundreds of print and non-print periodicals, a special Abraham Lincoln collection, and over 40 Internet-access computers available for research and word processing. The Layman Art Gallery exhibits the works of students and guest artists and is accessible to the public via the library.
The upstairs level of the building offers tutoring in the Academic Success Center.