Mission Statement

The Loyola/Notre Dame Library serves as an integral part of the Notre Dame of Maryland University and Loyola University by providing the information services and resources required to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions.

The Library fulfills its mission by:

  • Selecting and acquiring resources in a variety of formats of sufficient quality, size and diversity to support the educational programs of the universities
  • Providing access to resources located both in the library and from locations outside the library
  • Educating the university communities in the effective utilization and evaluation of information resources through reference and information literacy instruction, providing a foundation for life long learning
  • Providing a comfortable and inviting physical environment that is conducive to individual and collaborative learning, study, research, and social interaction
  • Attracting, developing, and supporting a capable and diverse staff to effectively provide and manage the Library’ s resources, services, and programs
  • Evaluating and monitoring Library services, resources, and facilities to ensure that they respond to the changing needs and demands of students and faculty
  • Fostering and maintaining cooperative relationships with the faculty, administration, and students of the universities and with the broader community served by the Library
  • Cooperating and sharing resources with other libraries, both regionally and nationally