Vision and Mission


The Xavier University Library is at the heart of Xavier’s academic and research culture, fueling discovery and creativity, and sustaining a community of learning and reflection, integrity and achievement.


The Xavier University Library strategically promotes the University's commitment to free inquiry and the development of well-informed, reflective learners. Our staff members are trusted partners within the Xavier community; and are essential to research, teaching and learning at Xavier. We advance intellectual exploration in the Jesuit tradition through:

  • Providing access to a vast array of information resources
  • Encouraging lifelong learning by educating students to become self-reliant and discerning in the selection and use of information
  • Creating and nurturing innovative, active collaborations with faculty and others within and outside of Xavier
  • Expertly acquiring, managing, disseminating, and preserving the record of knowledge, in print and digitally