Students in the library

Bailey Library

The Heart of SRU

Bailey Library

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.

Interlibrary Loan: ILLiad and EZBorrow 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. Welcome Letter and Information for new EZBorrow service.

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 for in three designated first floor spaces. 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.

Self-Service Links:

View this video to learn how to request materials using the library's online catalog, for pick-up at the circulation desk.

Reserve a 1st Floor study/collaborative room.