Mission & History
The mission of the Malone University Library is to provide curricular materials, research information, and Christian spiritual development resources for Malone students, faculty, staff and library patrons and to provide instruction in the use of those resources and in general information literacy skills.
Malone University's library is named in honor of Everett L. Cattell, Ph.D., a former Malone president who also spent many years as a missionary in India. The building officially opened in 1972. The original collection of 62,000 books, which was physically carried from its former location in another campus building by Malone students and faculty in December 1971, has grown to more than 177,000 book and periodical volumes and more than 9,000 audiovisual materials. To increase our resources even more, Malone joined the OPAL (Ohio Private and Academic Libraries) consortium and later OhioLINK, two networks that provide access to millions of books, journal articles, and other library materials.
Collections include rare historical materials from the University's beginnings as the Cleveland Bible College, an extensive collection of religion materials, and the Friends Library, which houses historical and current books and documents related to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).