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Help is a Click Away: Visitor?

Welcome to our help page, designed to give you some basic information about our most commonly asked questions, contact information, and some quick facts about services.

Computer and copier access is available to visitors. To sign into a computer, first stop by the front desk to get a guest login.

The purchase of a library card entitles the user to check out books at the library.  Lyon College faculty, students, and staff are not charged for a library card. Community members can buy a membership for $25 and must bring a photo ID to do so.

Directions and Maps

The Mabee-Simpson Library is on your left as you enter the campus, marked as building #24 on the virtual map.  Parking is across the street from the Becknell Physical Education building, and tennis courts. There is handicapped parking near the building for public use and one of the front doors is handicap accessible.

Latitude:  35.7769391

Longitude:  -91.6254985



Hours and Support

Semester Hours

Sunday:  4 p.m. to Midnight
Monday - Thursday:  7:30 a.m. to Midnight
Friday:  7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday:  Closed


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Off-Campus Access

How Do I Login?

When off-campus, if you are a Lyon College student, faculty, or staff member, you can use your Lyon user ID ( and your password to login when an authentication screen pops up during your use of a library database or other online service. 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.

Having issues logging in?  Clear your cache (CTRL + SHIFT + DEL) and try again.

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



2300 HIGHLAND ROAD • BATESVILLE, ARKANSAS 72501 • PHONE: (870-307-7205) • FAX: (870) 307-7279