Mission & Vision

The Baylor Libraries lead as an innovative research library that undergirds scholarship, fosters teaching and learning, and builds communities.

We will accomplish the mission by:

  • Partnering with researchers to create innovative solutions that enhance research and teaching.
  • Combining expertise and resources within dynamic spaces to produce collaborations that create new knowledge.
  • Providing digital, print, archival, human, and other resources that empower research and teaching.
  • Developing partnerships that establish learning communities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is illuminated by Baylor's "Christian commitment to a caring community" and "understanding the complex diversity of God's creation"; the Christian tradition of social justice; and libraries — all of which are marked human experiences.

The Baylor University Libraries commit to increase diversity, recognize, value, respect, and empower all members of our community. We actively challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination. We commit to a policy of equal opportunity to resources, services, and spaces for all persons. The library is a place where differences are welcomed, people are nurtured, all perspectives are heard, and every individual feels a sense of belonging.

Cultural environments evolve and our commitment is both an imperative and a shared responsibility. Such work is continuous and contributes to the flourishing of our communities.