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Bailey Library

The Heart of SRU

Bailey Library

Based on protocols outlined by the University due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the library has adapted its environment and services to meet safe mitigation procedures.  Information regarding this process can be found here.

Interlibrary Loan: ILLiad and E-ZBorrow are at full service for SRU faculty, staff and students. Patrons borrowing physical items through Interlibrary Loan, or in-house request pick-ups, are responsible for picking up and returning requested items to Bailey Library.

Temporary restrictions for food and drink: To maintain the health and safety of library users, student workers, and library employees, eating/drinking is currently restricted throughout the library except in the 1st Floor Vending Room space. There is also outdoor seating nearby.  Bottled water is permissible, but face masks must be kept on between taking sips.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated in keeping everyone at the library safe and healthy.

Helpful links to assist with new changes:

How to request a book, DVD, or other material for pick-up at the 1st floor Circulation Desk

How to reserve a room at Bailey Library for studying or using technology (computer with webcam) to connect to online classes

Click here to reserve a student study/learning room 

Bailey Library is the intellectual, interdisciplinary center of the university. The strength of the library is a reflection of Slippery Rock University's ongoing commitment to education and research, and Bailey Library is an active partner in the education mission of Slippery Rock University. 

The library is also home to a variety of other student-centered services such as the Technology Learning Center, as well as offices including Career Education & Development, the Tutoring Center, the Writing Center, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office for Community-Engaged Learning, and other offices related to the University's Academic Affairs and Integrated Learning division. 

Learn About The Library's Social Distancing and Safety Changes: