Built in 1968, the Frederick Thrasher Kelly Library is named for an E&H alumnus (Class of 1905) whose $1.9 million bequest made possible the construction of the building.
The library collection consists of over 350,000 items, including books, periodicals, government documents, compact discs, DVDs and electronic databases.
Kelly Library is a member of the Holston Associated Libraries, Inc., a consortium of two private colleges and two public libraries. The libraries share a system, including an online catalog, which gives users access to all members' holdings. In addition, Kelly Library provides access to 50 online databases, such as Academic Search Complete, JSTOR, PsycINFO, MLA International Bibliography and many others. Kelly Library also belongs to the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) and Appalachian College Association consortiums; both groups provide extensive access to electronic resources.
The Library contains computers reserved for library research, an open computer lab and a computer classroom. Wifi is also available. All residence halls have data drops and wifi to provide students with network access to the Library's electronic resources.
Kelly Library also serves as home to the archives the College and the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church.