University Libraries

Mission, Vision, Values & Goals

Mission Statement:

The Central Washington University libraries provide quality resources and innovative services to stimulate creativity, intellectual curiosity, and to facilitate lifelong learning and research within the communities we serve.

Vision Statement:

The Central Washington University libraries will be the hub and academic town square of the university by being an essential component of the academic and creative life of the institution.  We will excel in:  collecting, preserving, and providing access to the best scholarly and educational resources; providing high quality, innovative services; and creating a welcoming and comfortable physical environment.  We will foster an atmosphere that encourages diversity, excellence, and continued growth in finding ways to surpass our own high standards.


We believe the library is central to the intellectual and creative lives of the people we serve.

We are committed to:

  • Access
  • Service
  • Life-long learning
  • Intellectual and academic freedom
  • Collaboration
  • Mutual respect and civility
  • Responsible stewardship


  • Provide library services and resources in multiple formats that meet our users’ needs.
  • Reimagine the physical space of the library to better meet the demands of our students and faculty in the future.
  • Educate users about the library’s services and resources.
  • Increase collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and the community.


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