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University Libraries

Mission, Values and Vision


Connecting communities, enhancing understanding, inspiring imaginations.


University Libraries fosters innovative, inclusive learning and world-class research by connecting people, comprehensive information resources, and expert services at the point of need.



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

Continuous Improvement and Assessment

We anticipate user and institutional needs.

We aspire to excellence in all we do, creating and employing best practices.  We regularly assess our programs and services for impact, efficacy and sustainability.

Inclusivity and Equity

We strive to make our spaces and services representative of our community, removing barriers to access and supporting all in their academic endeavors.

Professional Development

We invest in the growth of our employees to nurture talents and enhance contributions.


We work across our organization to leverage our collective expertise.  We seek partnerships outside the library to further our academic mission.


We embrace new ways of service delivery and encourage experimentation.


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.