Antioch College's Olive Kettering Library

The Olive Kettering Library provides a firm foundation for the development of a modern college library to support the mission of Antioch College. Students use the library to consult or check out an array of research materials, find a quiet corner to study, attend an instruction session; and they enjoy a robust online collection of resources made available through strong library consortium relationships.

OhioLINK recently spoke with Kevin Mulhall, the director of the library, to get a better understanding of what makes the Olive Kettering Library unique.

What are your top three points of pride in your library?

  1. Our library is where the community comes to connect, study, and relax. We are proud to be able to offer an environment in which students, faculty and staff can come together to get the resources they need.
  2. We also have something to offend everyone! For us, this means that we offer a genuine and diverse collection of material for people to use. It is important that we don’t censor education and history, and we understand that our students want the same.
  3. Lastly, our archive, Antiochiana, has visitors and researchers from around the country (and sometimes farther).

What is the most popular spot in your library for patrons?

The most popular spot would have to be the lounge area near the front desk on the main floor due to its immediate access to snacks, coffee, new materials shelf and puzzles. This is also a hot spot for conversation, inquiry, and debate.

How long have you been a member of OhioLINK?

Antioch College has been a member of OhioLINK since 1998.

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