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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 Hours

Lilly Library will start Grab and Go services for Earlham, ESR, and Bethany users to pick up materials from the Earlham Libraries collections on June 22. These services will operate as follows:

Monday 10am - 1pm
Thursday Noon - 3pm

For more details on the Grab and Go service, see our services during COVID-19 web page

All Libraries are currently closed to ALL users. 

Lilly Library

Science Commons Service Desk

Friends Collection and College Archives

Detailed Archives Hours

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