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Mission, vision, and aspirational qualities


We enable people to cultivate ideas, develop capacities, and create knowledge. Users do this through the University Libraries’ provision of collections, expertise, services, and environments.


We aspire to transform the way people experience knowledge. We do this by providing new ways to discover, access, create, sustain, and share information. The Libraries aim to advance learning and research by enabling new types of questions to be asked, new forms of scholarship to be produced, and previously unimaginable problems or solutions to be explored.

Aspirational qualities

We design pathways to information, access, ideas, and discovery.
We collaborate with people in producing, disseminating, preserving, and using information and data
We enable people to design, make, and express their ideas.
We bring people, ideas, and resources together.
We ignite people’s curiosity and sense of possibility.
We stimulate creative, cultural, social, and intellectual endeavors.


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Newman Library Hours

Spring 2017

Sunday: Opens at 9:00 A.M.
Monday-Thursday: 24 Hours
Friday: Closes at 10 P.M.
Saturday: 9:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M.