The Earlham Libraries supports the missions of Earlham College by providing access to information resources and facilitating their use. The Lilly Library is the central facility for the College’s library, media and IT resources. The building was constructed in 1962 and named the Lilly Library in honor of Eli Lilly and J.K. Lilly and to gratefully recognize the contributions of the Lilly Endowment, Inc. to the strengthening of higher education throughout the United States, particularly in Indiana and at Earlham College. The Library has 61,000 square feet of space on three levels which house a diverse set of study environments, multiple computer labs, the Arthur S. and Kathleen Postle Friends Collection & Archives and the Hugh & Sara Ronald Gallery.
Librarians are available to assist students in navigating the research process via course-related presentations, individual consultations, or through the research help desk. Other services provided include interlibrary loans, circulating computers, and class reserve materials.