The University Library cultivates a campus research environment that generates expertise and knowledge by fostering experimentation and collaboration.
We challenge ourselves to sustain an inclusive community that serves as a foundation of intellectual engagement for students throughout their lifetimes.
We champion initiatives that expand the impact of and open access to UC Santa Cruz research and scholarship for a global audience.
Collaboration: We seek out opportunities for collaboration at the campus, UC System, and national level because such partnerships produce better local results and advance the University’s mission.
Stewardship: We manage resources efficiently and transparently, preserve what is unique, maximize the utility of physical spaces, and adapt to changing needs.
Innovation: We apply new methods and technologies to meet the evolving needs of students and faculty.
Professionalism: We maintain high professional standards and active engagement in our field.
Assessment: We collect and evaluate quantitative and qualitative data to ensure that library collections and services are user-centered, responsive, and demonstrably add value.