Olin C. Bailey Library


All materials from the library are checked out at the circulation desk in the rotunda. A Hendrix ID, a University of Central Arkansas ID, an ArkLINK card, or a Hendrix off-campus borrower card may be used to check out materials. Audio-visual materials (DVDs, CDs, headphones, etc.) are also checked out, for three days, from the library's circulation desk.

The library has course reserves materials that are available for check-out from the circulation desk, although many reserves materials are also available online (search the catalog to check availability). The library has a small collection of bikes that may be checked out by the Hendrix community for three days at a time. The circulation desk phone number is (501) 450-1303.

Loan Periods

Books are lent for three weeks or for the duration of the summer during that season. Books are lent to faculty for a longer period. Periodicals are NOT lent except with special permission from a librarian. Bikes are checked out for three days and may be renewed once, but not by phone or email. Books may be renewed two times, either in person, by phone, or by logging in through the "My Account" function in the catalog.  DVDs and CDs that are not on reserve are checked out for three days at a time.


Overdue fines are not charged for stack books. When an item is more than 30 days overdue, it is assumed to be lost. The borrower is then billed for the lost item, usually $100 per book. If the item is then returned in good condition, the bill is cancelled. Fines ARE charged for reserves items that are overdue at a rate of 50 cents per hour with a maximum of $20. If a student loses a helmet, key, or lock to a bike, the charge is $50. If a student loses a bike, the charge is $350 (for bike and lock/key replacement).  Students will be charged overdue fines for bikes at the rate of $10 per day.