View of the front of Kelly Library.

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.

Mission Statement

Emory & Henry College’s Frederick T. Kelly Library serves the research and instructional needs of students, faculty, and the community by :

  1. providing information access
    • supplying and maintaining the tools that provide access to physical and digital information resources
    • participating in cooperative library initiatives that benefit both Emory & Henry and the broader community
  2. providing instruction in the discovery, evaluation, use, creation, and management of information
    • teaching library research skills and the critical evaluation and synthesis of information
    • providing professional research and information assistance
  3. facilitating independent study and collaborative learning
    • provide clean, inviting, and adequate physical spaces conducive to study and research and provide safe, secure, easily navigable virtual spaces