Vision Mission Objectives


The Saint Louis University Libraries envision themselves as a support service to the transformative educational process of SLU and are committed to providing expedient and effective access to high quality library services, collections in a variety of formats and information resources designed to meet the curriculum, research, professional, intellectual, creative and personal needs of the SLU community.


Christian Spirit

To provide facilities, technologies, and customer-oriented services that contribute to and foster a creative environment conducive to learning, research and scholarship, and cultural activities imbued with the Christian spirit.


To provide new and traditional academic discipline-based reference and consultation, research assistance, course support, document delivery, and an array of related library services to the University’s academic and academic-support units.


To offer competent and multi-faceted instructional programs to users with life-long learning, informational skills and competencies in pursuit of transformative education.

Social Involvement

To promote communication and collaboration both within and outside the university.