Langston Hughes Memorial Library


“I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.”

 – Langston Hughes, Class of 1929

Langston Hughes Memorial Library is named for one of Lincoln University’s most famous graduates, the celebrated poet Langston Hughes, who also bequeathed his personal library here upon his death in 1967. The library itself is an integral part of the Lincoln experience. The 1972 facility contains areas for microforms, periodicals, computer labs, reading lounges, individual and group study rooms, special collections and the University archives. Students are able to access the library for after hour study through a separate designated entrance. Phase I of a total library renovation was completed in 2008. Phase II of the renovation was completed in 2012.

Langston Hughes Memorial Library, Lincoln University, PA

Here you will find…

  • A collection of more than 185,000 volumes
  • Databases containing in excess of 30,000 journal titles
  • Extensive materials representing all aspects of the black experience, including African-American and African materials
  • Special events

PILOT Resources (PILOT is the on-line catalog of the Langston Hughes Memorial Library holdings.)

Additional Library Resources

We look forward to assisting you with all of your research goals.

Circulation Desk: 484-365-7367

Administrative Office: 484-365-7366
Fax: 484-365-8106



Office Address: Langston Hughes Memorial Library
Neal Carlson Associate Professor, Interim Director and Serials Librarian, Langston Hughes Memorial Library 484-365-7262
Robin Wilson Program Assistant 7366