UNSW Library vision, mission and values

Library vision

To be a leading and innovative academic library that enriches the UNSW community through barrier-free access to knowledge, information services and spaces.

Library mission

UNSW Library advances the education, research and societal aspirations of the University.

Access for all: Ensuring and advocating barrier-free access to scholarly resources, spaces and library services for the UNSW community, by seeking innovative solutions and partnerships.

Knowledge and dissemination: Supporting creation and dissemination of knowledge through the acquisition, curation and preservation of diverse scholarly resources.

Research support: Providing expertise, library infrastructure and resources to enhance the research of UNSW.

Education support: Providing expertise, library tools and resources to support UNSW's students and their acquisition of graduate capabilities.

Engagement: Partnering with our colleagues and across our networks to advance UNSW's collective goals and societal impact.

Our people: Experts in what we do, who continue to evolve knowledge and skills to reflect, plan and anticipate for the future.

Library values

We progress with our UNSW Values in Action in mind. We are:

  • people focused
  • for everyone
  • leading practice
  • committed to intellectual freedom, privacy, sustainability, ethics, openness and modern slavery prevention.


August 2023