Olin C. Bailey Library

Mission Statement

Bailey Library's mission is to collaborate and empower patrons so that they become their best selves, cherish the scope of human knowledge, and positively contribute to the world.  We educate students to think critically.  We create a safe space that welcomes everyone.  We support free inquiry, education, and access.  We inspire enthusiasm.


  • Using current technologies, Bailey Library will seek to identify and implement innovative means for broadening access to information and strengthening services.
  • Bailey Library will engage the Hendrix community in the development of library research skills and will support classroom instruction through services and academic technologies.
  • Bailey Library will seek and maintain cooperative alliances to complement and develop the resources available locally.
  • Bailey Library will provide engaging spaces for students to work collaboratively or independently and will host community-enriching programs and displays.
  • Bailey Library will invest in professional development of our student library assistants.
  • Bailey Library will facilitate and promote undergraduate and faculty research through excellent collections and services.

Mission revised May 2019.