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About the Library: Assessment

This guide contains the nuts and bolts information about our library. Here is where you find out about our policies, assessment, history, and view the appropriate links for even more information.

Assessing The Mabee-Simpson Library

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"Lyon College engages in a comprehensive, systematic, and regular process of assessment to ensure the offering of curricular and co-curricular programs and support services of superior quality in a personalized setting."  This is from the college's assessment page and accordingly, the library follows suit.

Posted below are annual surveys of students and faculty and staff that assess the library's effectiveness in providing quality resources and services.  This is by all means not the only assessment method the library uses, but this one is easy to view and understand at a glance.

Mission Statement

In support of Lyon College‘s educational mission, the Mabee-Simpson Library provides convenient access to quality print and electronic resources and instructional services that foster individual and collaborative learning, and research, through a well-designed website and a comfortable, modern facility.

Freshman/Sophomore Survey 2019

A big thank you goes to all the staff at Lyon who pushed this survey to our students via the Lyon College app and  the Lyon newsletter.  Thanks to the 122 students who participated and we know Shelby is happy because she won the drawing for 100 dollars.  Every year the library surveys target groups consisting of Freshman/Sophomore, Junior/Senior, and finally Faculty.  The results are used to to find out what improvements need to be made in the physical  and digital library.

Other Fun Polls


Sunday 4 p.m. to Midnight
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to Midnight
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed


Ask The Librarian


How Do I Login?

When off-campus, Lyon College faculty, staff, and students please use your Lyon user ID of: and your password to login.  You no longer have to use RDS to log in.  Find your browser, your web page, your database, search the database, and when the authentication screen pops up, use your student ID and password.  You only have to do this once a session.

Community members who have purchased a card can use the databases in the library building but not remotely.

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If you have problems accessing the databases please call Lyon support at:  870-307-7555 or contact



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