Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. - Margaret Mead
The Library’s overall mission of support for learning remains consistent; and, the way we offer services continues to evolve. Last year there were more than 800,000 visits to the library by students, faculty and community members. The Library facility is critical for housing materials, providing quiet study space, facilitating collaborative learning to promote an inclusive future work force, and providing access to online materials vital to research and class assignments. In recent years the Library also made it possible for students and faculty to access more than 320,000 e-books, over 38,000 online journals, and download more than 1.5 million documents online. In fact, in 2016-17 researchers from 213 countries utilized this Library's educational resources! The Library offers a vast amount of online information in our “library without walls” and also believes it is important to provide online recognition of our supporters. Please browse our new digital bookplates supporting the purchase of library materials and our new Library Osprey pages to recognize support for the new Library Commons campaigns; Seat a Student and Tap into Technology. We deeply appreciate everyone’s support because we are striving to change the world one step at a time – one question, one book, one search, one archived collection, one project, one student, one faculty member’s research paper, one financial gift – all make a difference.
Dr. Elizabeth Curry, Dean, Thomas G. Carpenter Library