The Friends Library is a special division of the Everett L. Cattell Library which houses a diverse collection of Friends (Quaker) writings. Materials range from the historical to the contemporary, including Yearly Meeting minutes, genealogical information, periodicals, reports, and books. While numerous materials stem from the University's close relationship with the Evangelical Friends Church, the collection also includes Yearly Meeting minutes and documents from Friends churches nationwide.
The collection is housed on the second floor of Cattell Library, in the heart of the Malone's campus. Additional resources are located in the archives throughout the building. Reference staff are available to help interested individuals find what they need.
Materials in this library are available for student, faculty, staff, and community patron use and are circulated on the same basis as regular books.
Additional Friends resources
- Listings of Friends churches and meetings have been compiled for North America and worldwide.
- Friends Library at Malone information guide
In order to support students in the School of Education, a curriculum library has been established in the main library, which provides access to a wide range of educational textbooks and materials. Items are grouped by subject matter and grade level. In many cases supporting workbooks, teacher guides, and lab manuals accompany the items.
Curriculum materials are available for check-out to Malone faculty/staff and students only. Items circulate for one week.
Juvenile and Young Adult Section
The main library building also houses a collection of juvenile fiction and non-fiction works for young readers. The collection contains a variety of items ranging from cherished favorites to contemporary authors, graphic novels, pop-up books and more. Fiction for juvenile readers and young adults is shelved separately, making it easier to find age-appropriate material. Books from this collections circulate to students, faculty/staff and community patrons.
Graphic Novel Collection
With the growing popularity of graphic novels, the Cattell Library collection has become an increasingly important part of Malone's offerings. This collection highlights librarian and faculty-recommended titles for all age levels, including award winners (Art Speigelman's Maus, for instance, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992). Types of graphic novels include adventure, biographical, fantasy, superhero, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction and more. Standards for rating materials by age appropriateness are strictly applied.