At Arizona State University, we are building a new library for the 21st century – one that is as inspiring as it is welcoming, both an incubator of creativity and a monument to human complexity.
As new technologies, disciplines and opportunities for discovery continue to emerge, the learning and research needs of ASU students and faculty demand a library that is both agile and robust, community-centered and service-minded, imaginative and engaged, and equipped to support a growing and dynamic university that is driven by innovation.
ASU Library is the gateway to the ASU educational enterprise and thus a critical partner in realizing the New American University mission, of which success is measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed.
- Deliver high-quality resources to all ASU users – whatever they need, wherever they are – in support of academic excellence and accessibility.
- Collaborate with faculty and students in a culture of "inquiry entrepreneurship" – defined by active learning and original research – and through innovative partnerships and professionalism.
- Inspire and engage the ASU community and the world through creative design that enhances the local impact and social embeddedness of library services, programs and expertise.