University of Chicago Library

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About us

Crescat scientia, vita excolatur
Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched//

The Library's mission is to provide comprehensive resources and services in support of the research, teaching, and learning needs of the University of Chicago community. To fulfill this mission, the Library commits to:

  • Understand the research, teaching, and learning needs of its users;
  • Build collections and create tools to support research, teaching, and learning;
  • Provide access to and promote the discovery and use of local and external information resources;
  • Ensure the preservation and long-lasting availability of Library collections and resources;
  • Create hospitable physical and virtual environments for study, teaching, and research;
  • Collaborate with other members of the University to enrich the research and learning community;
  • Advance local, national, and international library and information initiatives;
  • Develop, encourage, and sustain expertise, skill, commitment and an innovative spirit in its staff.

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Chicago, IL, 60637, US

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