Built in 1968, the Frederick Thrasher Kelly Library is named for an E&H alumnus (Class of 1905) whose $1.9 million bequest made possible the construction of the building.
The library collection consists of over 350,000 items, including books, periodicals, government documents, audio and videotapes, compact discs, DVDs and electronic databases.
Kelly Library is a member of the Holston Associated Libraries, Inc. (HAL), a consortium of two private colleges and two public libraries. The libraries share an online catalog (HAL), which gives users access to all members' holdings, and have a reciprocal borrowing agreement. In addition, Kelly Library provides access to over 100 online databases, such as Academic Search Complete, JSTOR, PsychInfo, MLA International Bibliography and many others. Kelly Library belongs to the VIVA and Appalachian College Association consortiums; both groups provide extensive access to electronic resources.
The Library contains computers reserved for library research, an open computer lab, a computer classroom, and wireless internet access. All residence halls have data drops to provide students with network access to the Library's electronic resources.
Kelly Library houses the archives of the College and the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Collections in Kelly Library
Records for all items in the following collections are in the HAL Online Catalog.
The Reference Collection is on the main floor of Kelly Library. It is for in-library use and contains general encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, subject encyclopedias and other reference works. Kelly Library subscribes to many online reference works accessible from the library web page for current students and employees.
The Circulating Collection is on the top floor of Kelly Library. These books may be checked out by college or community members with current borrower ID cards.
Video, DVD, CD, and Audio-Cassette collections are housed on the main floor. Items in these collections have circulation restrictions. Refer to the Circulation Policies page or ask at the Circulation Desk for specific policies.
The Children's Collection is on the top floor of Kelly Library. This collection primarily supports the teacher education program of the College.
Government Documents are located on the bottom floor of Kelly Library. This collection consists of microforms which may be used with the reader printers which are located on the main floor of the library, and print documents which may be checked out. Electronic access to online documents is available through the library's Government Documents web page and the HAL Online Catalog.
Periodicals in print format are located on the main floor of Kelly Library. Current issues are shelved in the periodicals alcove. Kelly Library subscribes to approximately 400 print journals. Another 80,000+ journals are available via online databases for current students and employees. A title list of these journals is available at E-Journals by Title on the library web page.
Microforms, including microfiche and microfilm, are in cabinets on the main floor of the library. This collection contains periodicals and newspapers. Reader printers are available for reading and printing from microforms.
Archives and Special Collections, located on the top floor of Kelly Library, contains documents important in the history of the college and the region and the archives and documents of the Holston Conference of the Methodist Church. Access to these collections is available by appointment with the archivist. See the Archives and Special Collections web page for specific information.