Reed College Library Mission Statement

The Reed College Library provides collections, staff, services and physical spaces that meet the study, teaching and research needs of Reed students, faculty and staff, and promotes the effective use of these resources.

In fulfilling this mission the Library is guided by principles and priorities that include:

  • Focus on the Reed curriculum
  • Development of information competencies as integral to a Reed education
  • Ease and continuity of access to library resources in all formats
  • Judicious selection and implementation of information technologies
  • Continuing education and development of library staff
  • Collaboration with campus departments, academic libraries and other partners
  • Respect for individuals, for diverse points of view, and for the free exchange of ideas
  • Confidentiality of library records and privacy of library users
  • Reed College's Honor Principle

February 15, 2008