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Collection Development

Access to Resources from Off-Campus

Most library databases and online resources may be accessed by using your LRU Network ID and Password.   Access library resources from the main page by using the Summon search function or browse the database list located under the Resources tab.  A login prompt will appear when needed to access a resource. If you have an issue logging in, use the Chat service to connect with a librarian or email us at              

Occasionally, some of our databases still require the "old style" logon.  If you click on a database link and see a log-in screen which includes the "Appalachian College Association" logo, you will be asked to provide a user name and password/barcode. Follow these instructions, just below.

Login Information:
For username, enter your last name
For password, enter "lr" followed by your ID card number omitting any leading zeros

For example:
If your ID number is 000654321
Your PASSWORD/BARCODE would be entered: lr654321

To find your LR ID card number, go to Self-Service: My LR. Click “My Profile” then select “Account Information”. Your ID number is your System ID.

If you need additional help:

  • Call the Circulation Desk at 828-328-7677 

  • IM us using the chat box on this page

  • Email us at from your Lenoir-Rhyne email account