University Library Mission, Vision and Value Statements


Advance the community's success and impact through knowledge stewardship

The University Library advances the success and impact of the UC Davis community by providing access to, expert assistance with, and stewardship of recorded knowledge; by investing in environments conducive to study, learning, and collaborative research; and by collecting and stewarding its 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 University 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.