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University Libraries

Mission, Values and Vision

Our mission is to foster learning and discovery by connecting people with significant collections and expert support of research.

Our Vision

In support of the university’s mission, University Libraries will provide a center for learning and discovery on campus connecting students, faculty, and community in the exchange of ideas.

  • Our collections will support research and teaching and be available anytime, anywhere and on any device.
  • We will be responsive to changes in information acquisition and scholarly publishing.
  • Our special collections will stimulate research locally and attract scholars from around the world.
  • We will be an essential partner with teaching faculty to integrate information literacy skills across university curriculum.

Our Values


We are committed to providing excellent service. We are responsive, respectful and accessible.

Continuous Improvement

We anticipate and are responsive to changes in user needs and the needs of our institution. We strive for excellence in all we do, creating and employing best practices.

Professional Development

We invest in the training and development of our employees and they approach their work with respect and skill.

Collaboration and Teamwork

We rely on our collective expertise in accomplishing our goals. We establish partnerships outside the library to further our mission.


We are creative, adaptable, and amenable to intelligent risk-taking.


Our collections, spaces, and services nurture scholarly exploration by our users.


We foster learning and work to advance the library’s role in the wider educational mission of the university.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.