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Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

The UC San Diego Library stewards knowledge and empowers users to analyze and interpret information in order to advance transformational research, teaching, learning, and creative endeavors.

Our Vision

As a trusted leader in the democratization of knowledge, we make information accessible in order to inspire innovation, foster critical inquiry, and advocate for social justice.

Our Values

The UC San Diego Library is a user-centered, future-focused organization built on collaboration and a commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

  • User-Centered: We value shared success and community engagement. We bring passion and expertise to our work in order to support our users.
  • Future-Focused: We explore and employ innovative techniques and ideas to support our mission and grow along with the needs of our community.
  • Collaboration: We cultivate partnerships on and off campus and work collaboratively within the Library. We believe that collaboration is fundamental to success.
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: We are committed to creating a better world and incorporating these principles into every aspect of our work.


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