About the Library

"This library - the traditional heart of a university - is a tribute to three generations of the Staley family"
beginning with A. E. Staley, Sr.

-The Staley Library dedication plaque


    Staley Library Stats

    • 110 full-service hours each week 
    • A staff of four librarians, four paraprofessionals, and many student assistants
    • 40,000 square feet of study, stacks, and service space on four floors 
    • 350 study seats, divided among tables, carrels, sofas, and easy chairs
    • 12 public computer workstations with campus network and Internet access, including to the library's own resource-rich website
    • 5 wireless laptops for Millikin student use within the library
    • Over 189,000 physical items in Staley Library that circulate and are accessed through the I-Share statewide electronic catalog. Anyone with a valid Millikin University ID can use and borrow in person from any of the 90 I-Share libraries.
    • Over 1,000 titles of print periodicals, some going back to the early 1900's and many to the 1970's
    • A print reference collection of over 6,000 titles (encyclopedias, almanacs, indexes) 
    • Over 3,400 videos,  8,800 musical recordings, 9,300 musical scores, as well as 2,300 curriculum materials and 4,500 children's books 
    • Access to over 80 electronic databases, broad and subject-specific 
    • Access to over 53,000 electronic full-text journals
    • Access to and use of more than 82,000 e-book titles (electronic books)
    • Staley Library belongs to CARLI, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois, which provides our integrated library system, and brokers many of our electronic resources purchases.