Mission and Policies

Mission Statement

The Saint Mary's College Library is a learning environment that responds to the traditional values of the College and to the technological realities of the modern age. The Library exists to foster the pursuit of knowledge, intellectual and ethical integrity, excellence in teaching and learning, respect for inquiry and diverse points of view, and dedication to service. The Library collects texts, images, and multimedia, and provides connections to global information networks, which enhance the curriculum and assist research. As a locus where information is gathered, organized, and prepared for redistribution, the Library provides members of the College community a place for interaction, consultation, study, and reflection. Its staff is dedicated to serving the information needs of students and faculty located on campus and remotely. They teach students how to use the tools of scholarship and offer the College expertise on changing patterns in the creation, organization, and distribution of knowledge.

Approved by Regents' Advisory Council on Library and Information Resources
October 12, 1994.