The Mission of the Library

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.

Library and instruction service vision:
To be a dynamic partner in the educational experience at the university.

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