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.


  • Bailey Library will engage the Hendrix community in the development of critical thinking and research skills and will support classroom instruction through services and academic technologies.
  • Bailey Library will facilitate and promote undergraduate and faculty research through providing access to excellent collections and services.
  • Bailey Library will seek and maintain cooperative alliances to complement and develop the resources available locally.
  • Bailey Library will invest in professional development opportunities for our staff and student library assistants.
  • Bailey Library will provide engaging spaces for students to work collaboratively or independently and will host community-enriching programs and displays.

Mission revised May 2019; goals revised October 2022.