Linfield Libraries

Libraries' Mission Statement

The library mission:

The Linfield College Library is a teaching library serving Linfield students, faculty, and staff by providing and encouraging access to the intellectual resources necessary for teaching, learning and scholarly achievement in the liberal arts.

The library vision:

We at the Linfield library will work:

To continue to partner with the Linfield faculty in promoting the Linfield vision of learning, life and community.

To actively support Linfield’s vision of sustaining intellectual challenge and curiosity within a curriculum that values both theory and practice.

To support the Linfield curriculum in our teaching, collection, and services.

To explore ways to make information more easily accessible to Linfield students and faculty and in the most cost-efficient manner possible.

To build effective working relationships with Linfield faculty and staff so that the library sustains deep connections with the teaching and learning environment at the college.


To integrate information literacy in a meaningful way into the Linfield curriculum and majors so that our students graduate with the habits of mind for effective engagement in this information-dense world.

To balance collection development between print and electronic resources.

To continue to build on our consortial relationships which maximize access to more resources.

To collaborate more closely with Information Technology Services.

To pursue digital initiatives with the Linfield community and with the Alliance.

To look forward creatively and with agility while intentionally keeping the Linfield students and faculty at the core of our services.