The mission of the Library is to provide high quality services in support of the University's research, teaching, learning and engagement activities. The mission is underpinned by the following principles.
- Information - To satisfy the information needs of all staff and students of the University, whether in the Library building, elsewhere on campus, or beyond; and to play a key role in developing and supporting information literacy across the institution.
- Delivery - To acquire, manage, preserve and deliver information resources in the most appropriate format and by the most effective means.
- Collaboration - To collaborate within the institution and beyond in researching and developing information services, resources and technologies.
- Outside Services - To provide, where license arrangements permit, access to information resources for the wider community of researchers, including alumni, retired members of staff who remain active scholars, and the public.