Mission, Vision and Values


Advance the UC Davis community’s success and impact through knowledge stewardship.

  • Provide access to expert assistance with and stewardship of recorded knowledge.
  • Invest in environments conducive to study, learning and collaborative research.
  • Collect and steward the university’s contributions to knowledge and society — i.e., the careful and responsible management of the record of scholarship done by UC Davis faculty and researchers, made globally available and preserved for the future.


The library is the academic hub of UC Davis, advancing research, education and innovation in a networked world.

The UC Davis Library will be an interdisciplinary resource for the entire community that enables transformative research and education through its provision of critical scholarship, tools and services.


We are a broadly collaborative and client-centered organization that values high quality scholarship, learning and service to our community. We provide a work environment of integrity, respect and transparency, and a staff characterized by excellence, diversity, flexibility and risk-taking.