RichLyn Library provides an excellent learning resource for the University. The entire library staff is dedicated to supporting the academic mission of Huntington University by teaching and helping students discover how to access, evaluate, and ethically use information.
The library houses over 300,000 items including books, journals, audio-visual materials, and printed and recorded music with an additional access to over a million eBooks, audiobooks, streaming music, and streaming video. All materials are indexed in the library’s internet accessible discovery tool. Over 110 research databases are provided to support the various major disciplines with hundreds of thousands full text scholarly journal articles and research documents. Additional sources are available through a fast and efficient interlibrary loan system which provides access to materials around the state and from libraries across the nation.
Other vital collections include the Curriculum Materials Center containing teaching materials and juvenile literature; a United States Selective Depository of government documents and information; and the United Brethren Historical Center which houses the archives of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ as well as the archives of Huntington University. The library also displays a portion of the Wilson fine art collection, providing a rich learning resource to patrons.
The library is arranged to accommodate multiple studying and learning styles. The Main level of the library enhances collaborative study, while the arrangement of the upper level encourages quiet study. The atrium in the lower level of the library overlooks Lake Sno-Tip and offers a pleasant environment in which to study.