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.

Benner Library Online

LIbrary & Resource Center

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.


Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-midnight
Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday: Noon-5pm
Sunday: 6:30pm-midnight

University Archives

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.

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Digital Commons

Global Sharing Information

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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