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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.

All visitors to our library are asked to sign in at the front desk.  Copiers and computers are available and guest logins can be obtained at the front desk.

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.  Please check at the front desk about fees.

Virtual Map and Library Floor Plans

Directions and Maps

At this time because of Covid, only Lyon College faculty, staff, and students can enter the building.   The Mabee-Simpson Library is on your left as you enter the campus or 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.

Latitude:  35.7769391

Longitude:  -91.6254985

We will probably allow visitors next Fall of 2021.


Library Hours 2021

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


Holiday Hours

Turkey Days

Closing at 5 p.m. Nov 23

Closed Nov 24-28.

Normal hours resume Nov 29.

Holly Jolly Days

Closed Dec 11-12.

Open 8-5 Mon - Fri, Dec 13-17.

Closed Dec 18-19.

8-5 Mon - Thu, Dec 20-23.

Closed Dec 24-Jan 2

8-5 resumes Jan 3, 2022



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.

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