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Mabee Simpson Library

The Mabee-Simpson Library

In support of the mission of Lyon College, the Mabee-Simpson Library provides superior quality resources and services that foster learning, working, and professional development. While many of these resources are accessible through the campus network, many are also available in a comfortable physical facility that encourages freedom of inquiry, social exchanges, and the pursuit of personal growth. Library services will enrich the intellectual and cultural environment of the College, while promoting and supporting lifelong learning among students, faculty, and staff.

The Mabee-Simpson Library is located at the heart of the campus and offers an extensive collection of resource materials for researching a multitude of topics.


The Mabee-Simpson Library was built in 1975 and renovated and expanded in 1995. It contains snacks, a faculty lounge, seminar rooms, offices, workrooms, reference and periodical collections, and the Dorothy P. Sydenstricker Room, which houses the College’s archives, rare book collection, and Regional Studies Center.

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