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Mission of the Indiana University South Bend Libraries

As the intellectual center of the campus, the IU South Bend Libraries support and advance excellence in teaching, learning, research and outreach by providing access to, and facilitating the use of, a broad array of quality information resources. Its many services and programs promote academic engagement, respect diverse approaches, further information and digital literacy, encourage life-long learning and foster intellectual discovery. The Libraries are committed to providing the highest level of customer service to fulfill this mission.

The Franklin D. Schurz Library and Educational Resource Commons are guided by the IU South Bend Mission and Strategic Plan as well as the Library Bill of Rights, endorsed by the American Library Association.

Core Values of the IU South Bend Libraries

The faculty and staff of the Schurz Library and Educational Resource Commons are committed to these Core Values:

Equity of access
Excellence in professional service to users
Fair use of copyrighted materials
An informed citizenry and lifelong learning
Intellectual freedom
Leadership and service to the library profession, university, and community
Preservation of the cultural record
Privacy for users and of user records
Professional neutrality
Respect for the individuality and diversity of all people



Last Reviewed: 03/2014