Welcome to Baer Memorial Library!


Our Mission

“The Baer Memorial Library’s mission is to provide quality resources to support the College's curriculum; expert services to support Marion Military Institute cadets, faculty and staff; and an environment where life-long learning is encouraged and where cadets can meet their educational, informational and socialization needs.”

Special Hours

Sunday                   CLOSED

Monday                  0800-1200

                                CLOSED FOR LUNCH


Tuesday                 0800-1200

                                CLOSED FOR LUNCH


Wednesday             0800-1200

                                CLOSED FOR LUNCH


Thursday                 0800-1200

                                CLOSED FOR LUNCH


Friday                      CLOSED


May 30 for Memorial Day

July 4 for Independence Day


Are you interested in donating a book to the library?  Book donations are commemorated by a letter and a book plate giving the name of the donor (or the name of the individual honored by the donation).

If you want to donate materials but don't know what we might like, you can visit Baer Memorial Library's Amazon Wish List.

Book Reviews

Read book reviews here

Research Tools

Online Catalog


Library of Congress, Historic Newspapers

*Require username/password.  Please come to the library for details.



Research Guides

Click here for a complete listing of MMI's Research Guides

Art / Music

    Quality Web Sites For Art and Art History
    Quality Web Sites and Databases for Music


    Quality Web Sites and Databases for Military History
    Quality Web Sites and Databases for US History

    Quality Web Sites and Databases for World History-1



    Quality Web Sites and Databases for American Literature

    Quality Web Sites and Databases for World Literature


LearningExpress Library

Career info, learning videos.
Select Resources and Research Links

New users, click Register button on the top right corner.
Fill out the form (your email will be your username); password will need to be at least six characters long (no spaces).

Room Reservations

Need to reserve the library for a tour?  Want to show a movie to your class in the Woody Moore Room?  Would using one of our computer labs make your class easier?  Click here for room schedules to see if the room is available when you need it.  Then, e-mail or call the library to reserve the room.

As per our policy manual, rooms can only be reserved by MMI staff or faculty members. The CLC may be reserved by cadets as it is available.