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Borrowing From Other Libraries

ARKLINK  This link points to the on-line catalogs of participating state college and university libraries in Arkansas.  If you obtain an ArkLink Card from the Mabee-Simpson Library, you are free to check out books from the participating institutions.  However, you cannot log into their article databases from off-campus.  Most have a guest policy that allows you to search their databases in-house.


Interlibrary Loan (Borrowing books or journal articles)

To order articles mail your request to: and include the following:

  • Title of Article
  • Title of Journal
  • Author of Article
  • page number
  • volume
  • number
  • year
  • your name and email and phone number

Articles generally arrive in 4 to 10 days and patrons are notified by email or phone.  Articles are free and if the format is paper they can be picked up at the front desk or if digital, they will be emailed.


Call 307-7505 or email:

 To order books use the database titled WorldCat.  Requests are submitted online and the books generally arrive in 4 to 10 days and patrons are notified by email or phone.  The fee is 50 cents per book and they can be picked up at the front desk.



 Interlibrary Loan Policies about Lost items.

Books or other materials not belonging to our library that are not returned have the following fees attached to them.

  • Processing fee: 5.00

  • The replacement price set by the lending institution.

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Circulation Desk (870) 307-7205

The circulation desk is located in the front lobby of the library.  This is where materials are checked out such as books and reserves.  There are also 2 copiers.  Ask the librarians for assistance at the front desk or call the front desk at (870)307-7205 for information.



Reserve items are items professors place in the library for use by their students, generally for a short time period, such as two hours.  These items are assessed larger fines (10¢ per hour) if returned late.  A listing of items on reserve for any course or professor can be obtained through the library's online catalog.  Forms are at the front desk.


Library Instruction 307-7444

The outreach librarian can teach classes about the library's resources.   Call Camille Beary at 307-7444 to schedule an appointment.  The librarian can come to the classroom or instruct students at the library.



Students need a Lyon College ID to check out library materials.  ID's are issued to Lyon College students, faculty, staff, Lyon College retirees, and Friends of the Library.   Library cards can be purchased.  The circulation period for items varies.  Please ask at the Circulation Desk for details. Users are responsible for materials checked out in their name. Fines will be assessed for overdue items.


Books may be renewed by phone, or in the library's online catalog or by bringing them to the front desk.



Holds may be placed on any book that is checked out in the library catalog.  When the book is returned by the patron, you will be notified by email or phone.


Damaged Books and Materials

If a book or other material is returned to us damaged, but still can be repaired or cleaned at the library, there is a 10.00 damage fee and a 5.00 processing fee for the damaged item. 


Books or other materials that are not returned have the following fees attached to them.

  • Processing fee: 5.00

  • Replacement price of book or other material.


The Mabee-Simpson Library, Lyon College
2300 Highland Road, Batesville, AR  72501

Front desk (870) 307-7205
Interlibrary Loan (870) 307-7505
Last Maintenance:  Aug 29, 2013