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Mission and Vision


Our Mission

The Adelphi University Libraries play an integral role in the instructional, research, cultural, and student life programs of the University by providing high quality library and information facilities, resources, technology, and services in consonance with the mission and vision of the UniversityThe Libraries serve all members of the Adelphi community representing diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds as well as a wide range of academic disciplines.

Contributing to the University’s efforts in furthering community relations, the Libraries extend many of their services to high school students and adults in neighboring communities.

The Libraries provide a comfortable, attractive, and safe environment that is conducive to study and to intellectual inquiry. Access is offered to a comprehensive variety of resources and collections that support Adelphi’s curriculum and information needs. We provide an outstanding level of user-centered services through continual assessment of programs, collections, and user satisfaction.

The Libraries support and promote information literacy by teaching members of the Adelphi community to find and evaluate information effectively and to incorporate it ethically in pursuit of their academic, professional, and personal endeavors.

Our Vision

The Adelphi University Libraries will be known for excellence in resources, technologies, services, and teaching in support of the academic programs of the university.

The Library is a place where:

  • Intellectual growth, diversity, and academic freedom are valued
  • The Adelphi University community of users receive personalized attention
  • Access to a broad range of resources and services is provided to our community
  • Individuals find a welcoming, comfortable, and courteous environment conducive to intellectual inquiry
  • Life-long learning is promoted through information literacy
  • Information technologies keep pace with advances in research and pedagogy
  • Collections are updated, protected, and preserved

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