Mission and Vision of the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame


The Hesburgh Libraries contribute to the mission of the University by providing distinctive collections, services, tools, and spaces that enhance learning, teaching, and research for, and in collaboration with the University community.


The Hesburgh Libraries are integral to achieving Notre Dame's ambitious aspirations to be a preeminent research institution that provides an unsurpassed undergraduate education while ensuring that the University's Catholic character informs all its endeavors. Keenly attuned to the distinctive needs of this academic community, the Libraries exercise leadership in identifying and acquiring information resources critical to Notre Dame's larger mission. Employing professional expertise, interpersonal skills and appropriate technology, the Libraries provide uncomplicated and swift access to needed resources regardless of format or location and assistance in their use. To achieve this vision, it fosters an organizational setting that is open, collaborative, empowering, energizing, dynamic, and results focused.

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