The Mission of the Library

About Us
The mission of the Chicago State University Library
Library and instruction service mission:

Library and Instruction Services provides exemplary information and instructional services to guide learning, teaching, research and discovery for the Chicago State University community.

We support the university mission, values, and vision by:
  • Providing access to global information resources through cutting-edge technology.
  • Developing user-centered services that foster academic excellence and student success.
  • Creating spaces where positive transformational academic experiences can occur.
Core values
To create an environment that fosters:
  • Intellectual development
  • Collaborative learning
  • Personal accountability and respect for others
  • Academic integrity
  • Teaching and technological innovation
  • Community development and partnerships
  • Lifelong learning
  • Space for access, inspiration
Library and instruction service vision statement:
To be a dynamic partner in the educational experience at the university.