The mission of the University Library is to provide professional library and information sciences services to help meet the information needs of Living University students, faculty and staff and the Living Church of God international headquarters workforce by acquiring and providing access to materials in appropriate formats and in sufficient quantity, depth and diversity to support teaching, learning and basic research, and by preserving the textual tradition of the Living Church of God and its antecedent fellowships both in print and in electronic forms in an Archive and Special Collections Repository.
To fulfill this mission the University Library endeavors:
- To provide the facilities, services, and support in an aesthetically pleasing learning environment enabling students, faculty and staff access to adequate library collections as well as to other learning/information resources consistent with its educational, research and public service endeavors;
- To serve the Living Church of God by preserving its textual tradition both in print and in electronic forms, for the current educational needs of faculty and students and for the future;
- To address the library support needs of the Living Church of God international headquarters workforce;
- To maintain a professional and/or paraprofessional staff sufficient to render point-of use assistance, bibliographic instruction and personal reference services; and
- To provide its patrons with a contemporary theology reference collection and services.
The foregoing requires the University Library:
- To acquire and maintain adequate and appropriate print, non-print and electronic resources that support the University’s general education and specialized content courses leading to its certificate, diploma and degree programs;
- To provide a comprehensive system of services designed to facilitate effective student study, research and scholastic achievement;
- To support teaching and instruction, strengthen faculty access to relevant materials in their fields of specialization and meet the information needs of the Living Church of God headquarters workforce;
- To serve as an international depository, through its Archive and Special Collections Repository, for historical documents pertaining to the nearly 2,000 year history of the Churches of God;
- To develop a special collection of the literature of the Living Church of God and its antecedent fellowships; and
- To provide professional library and information sciences services in an aesthetically pleasing learning environment conducive to study and research, and which enables the University to fulfill its obligations to students, faculty and staff relative to the overall institutional mission and purpose.