Benner Library

Located in the center of campus, Olivet’s Benner Library & Resource Center invests in scholarly resources, current technology, and knowledgeable staff in order to promote student success, academic excellence, and lifelong learning.

In addition to four floors of books, periodicals, and reference materials, Benner Library & Resource Center provides students with comfortable places to study alone or to work on projects with others. With state-of-the-art computer labs and printing access, the library serves the academic needs of the Olivet community.

And with a coffee machine near the reference section, you might actually look forward to those late nights of hitting the books in Benner! For specific information on services, hours and resources, visit Benner Library Online or call 815-939-5354.

University Archives houses a rich collection of documents, books, manuscripts, photographs, audio and video tapes, memorabilia and official papers relating to the University, Church of the Nazarene and the Kankakee area. The Archives collects and preserves artifacts and information from the University’s past to help create a vibrant future. Serious researchers may consult the collections by requesting an appointment one week in advance.

Benner Library & Resource Center offers all the resources you need for your individual or group projects.
Global Information Sharing

The Digital Commons at Olivet is an Open Access platform used to post scholarly works by Olivet students and faculty. Other content posted in the Digital Commons includes University records, such as yearbooks and previous course catalogs.

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Benner Librarians
Benner Staff

Trisha Campbell
Cataloging Technician

Sandy Harris
Interlibrary Loan Manager

Ann Hugo
Curriculum Center Supervisor

Kent Kinnersley
Library Informatics Assistant

Kristen Lathrop
Curriculum Supervisor

Meda Long
Library Administrative Assistant

Matt Marcukaitis
Informatics Web Application Manager

Lauralee Nothstine
Reference & Periodicals Assistant

Bethany Nummela-Hanel
Digital Initiatives

Tina Simmons
University Archivist