the center for intellectual endeavor at Hendrix College, the Olin C. and
Marjorie H. Bailey Library actively responds to the research and instructional
needs of Hendrix students and faculty. The library works with all members of
the Hendrix community to establish a nurturing environment that promotes
scholarship, learning, creativity, and the freedom of inquiry that is the
foundation of a democratic society.
Bailey Library are its
collections, Research Support Services, the Wilbur D. Mills
Collection, the Hendrix
College Archives, the Arkansas
United Methodist Archives, and three instructional spaces where peer
learning, library instruction, and classroom instruction occur. The
adjacent Jennings L. Snoddy Academic Resource Center features a 24-hour
accessible student computer lab (part of which can be converted into a teaching
classroom), a seminar classroom, the Writing Center, and 24-hour
study rooms. Current and past issues of print journals, the reference
collection, a browse-able video collection, newspapers, and microforms are on
the first floor. The library service desks, printers, a digital scanner,
audiovisual and microfilm viewing rooms, classrooms (including the Learning
Commons and a library instruction lab), the Mills Collection, and the Snoddy
Center are also on the first floor. The second floor has main collection books,
including juvenile books, the archives, a seminar classroom, and group study
rooms. Individual desks and tables are located throughout the library. Works of
art from the college’s permanent collection are on display, and the library
also provides space for temporary and student exhibits.
AND RESEARCH SUPPORT
services include access to print
and electronic collections, research
support services, instructional
sessions, and interlibrary
loan. Librarians are happy to help locate quality resources supporting
research and classroom work and to assist with the critical evaluation of
academic information. Countless hours can be saved by asking a librarian to
recommend reference works, research databases, Internet sites, or library
collections that are appropriate to research needs. Librarians provide
individual research assistance at the Reference Desk or by appointment.
Librarians lead library instruction
sessions, arranged with Classroom Teachers to meet the research needs of
students in their classes. Librarians also conduct tours and workshops on particular
topics. Research support is also provided by Library Associates, highly trained
student workers who support the research needs of individuals and classes by appointment or
during evening hours.
needed information is not in the Bailey collections, librarians can identify
relevant materials within other libraries’ print and electronic collections and
provide easy access through cooperation with other regional libraries or
semesters the Bailey Library therapy dog, Duke, visits the library weekly.
AND ACCESS TO THE WORLD OF KNOWLEDGE
Library boasts an excellent small academic collection with 234,700 bound
volumes, 40,200 ebooks, over 3,300 films, and access to over 83,500 electronic
journal titles. The library’s books, ebooks, government documents, and media
are searchable on the online catalog,
where students and faculty can also access their library accounts.
Library provides electronic access to 50 subscription databases,
including both multidisciplinary and subject-specific databases. Our online Class Guides instruct students and
faculty how to find and use our different databases and other resources.
may borrow materials from the main book collection for the length of the
semester. Materials placed on reserve by instructors, videos, CDs, and bicycles
may be borrowed for shorter periods of time. For details about borrowing
policies and procedures, consult the Bailey
students can also borrow materials from the University of Central Arkansas’ Torreyson Library and Central Baptist
College's Story Library, upon
presenting a Hendrix ID. The Hendrix
College Archives is dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of
Hendrix College and to making available its collections to researchers.
Students and other researchers can access some materials by searching finding
aids and digitized materials on the Archives’
website. Other materials may be accessed by appointment.