The Olin C. Bailey Library opened her doors in 1994 after moving from cramped and damp quarters of the old underground library. She stands on a corner of the Hendrix campus where the football stadium used to be.
Bailey Library contains much more than her 200,000 books. Adjacent to the library is the Snoddy Academic Resource Center, which houses a 24/7 computer lab, study carrels, the Writing Center, and seminar room. The second floor of the library contains the Arkansas United Methodist Archives and the Hendrix College Archives.
Also within the library you will find...librarians! And other members of the library staff who make accessing the library collections possible. Read our mission statement and goals to learn more about Bailey Library.
Bailey Library mourns the loss of Black
lives and condemns systemic racism and police brutality. We honor and
respect the dignity of all persons and will combat racism by building a
community culture that embraces all peoples, by keeping all members of
our community safe in a collective space (whether physical or online),
and by ensuring that everyone has access to information and the process
of democracy. We also will continue to facilitate and protect
expression, especially of those voices that have been silenced or are
afraid to be heard. Black lives matter.