Vision & Values


The CSUSM University Library will be a recognized knowledge hub for our region, fostering interdisciplinary creativity and innovation. Leading inclusively with compassion, we will evolve sustainably to meet the needs of our communities.


The University Library is an integral partner in teaching, learning, research, and outreach at CSUSM. With our diverse communities, we actively collaborate to ensure inclusive access to dynamic resources, responsive services, and welcoming spaces that meet changing user needs. We facilitate students’ holistic success through connection, critical information literacy, and lifelong learning, creating engaged members of local, regional, and global communities. 


As the CSUSM University Library, we value:

  • Equity, social justice, anti-racism, accessibility, and a diversity of voices
  • Student learning 
  • Compassion 
  • Innovation 
  • Open and free access to information
  • A person-centered focus
  • Our library employees
  • Engaged partnerships