About Barret


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Our Mission is to provide ready and efficient physical and bibliographic access to information consistent with the teaching and research interests of the Rhodes College faculty and the learning needs of Rhodes′ students.

Basic Information

Dedicated in 2005 the Paul Barret, Jr. Library building stands on the Rhodes campus as a monument to the generosity of its donor, Mr. Paul J. Barret, Jr.

The library maintains an open shelf policy and Rhodes users are expected to follow the College Honor Code as it pertains to the treatment of College property.

In June, 2006 the collection included 283,170 volumes, 1,232 print periodical subscriptions, 50,000 electronic books,  over 15,000 full text journals through licensed databases, 99,000 microfilm/microfiche items, 11,000 audio visual items including phonodiscs, compact disks, DVDs and videotapes.