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Library Mission

The Earlham Libraries support the missions of Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion (ESR), and Bethany Theological Seminary by providing access to information resources and facilitating their use. Our patrons include the students, faculty, and staff of Earlham College and its affiliated seminaries. The Friends Collection and College Archives has its own mission.

Library Goals

The Earlham Libraries forward its mission through the following goals:

  • Develop a collection of information resources that meet the needs of our patrons as they engage in the teaching/learning process.
  • Ensure access to internal and external information resources.
  • Offer a program of course-related instruction and research help services.
  • Provide library facilities that promote the use, preservation, and production of information resources.
  • Work closely with on-campus partners such as Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Center for Academic Enrichment to provide coordinated services.
  • Work closely with consortium partners such as the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) and the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI).
  • Provide professional development opportunities that stimulate thinking about the improvement of library services and prepare staff to become effective in improving those services.
  • Maintain efficient and effective internal processes to enhance services.
  • Promote awareness of and participate in new developments in librarianship, information management, and public and technical services.
  • Advance awareness of new developments in teaching and learning with technology.
  • Foster and support a visionary environment of creativity and innovation. 
  • Support appropriate participation in campus governance and life.
  • Support the mission of the Friends Collection and College Archives.

Date: 2.1.13

Library Hours

Earlham Libraries Extended Hours

Lilly Library
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 1am
Friday: 8am – 10pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday:  Noon (12pm) –1am

Science Commons Service Desk
Monday-Thursday: 8am - Midnight (12am)
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: Noon (12pm) - 4pm
Sunday: Noon (12pm) - Midnight (12am)

Friends Collection and College Archives
9am - 12pm & 1pm - 5pm & 7pm - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1pm-4pm
Detailed Archives Hours

Earlham College • 801 National Road West • Richmond, Indiana 47374-4095