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Mission & Vision

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As the center of intellectual life, Xavier University Library provides access to materials that are the building blocks of knowledge and services that support the educational and research needs of the University. The Library offers a wide range of information services and resources and is committed to offering students and faculty forward-thinking and sustainable information- and resource-management tools.

Mission & Vision


The Mission of the Xavier University Library is to support the mission and goals of the University by:

  •   Serving as the primary provider of informational resources
  •   Supporting a holistic learning environment
  •   Promoting a cycle of life-long learning among students and faculty


Xavier University Library is the heartbeat of success at Xavier University. Students, administrators, and faculty staff depend upon its resources to fulfill their daily informational and intellectual needs. The library is positioned to meet the dual challenges of differing learning patterns among students and the broad range of teaching styles inherent in a culturally-diverse faculty.

24-hour, 7 days a week access to both information resources and library services from anywhere in the world.

Create opportunities for collaboration between students, staff, faculty, and the New Orleans community to solve global problems.

Build an inclusive, diverse, and accepting community through library programming and the institutional repository to share information with the Xavier community and the world.


The goals of the Library’s faculty and staff include:

To support the teaching, research, and service mission of the University by ensuring quality service to the University Community 
To improve student and faculty understanding of newer forms of information  To expand, enhance, and strengthen the Library’s traditional and electronic collections in partnership with the University faculty
To maximize the effectiveness of Library faculty and staff by exposing them to professional development activities and in-house training initiatives
To continually serve as a proponent of technological change by providing access to the most recent developments in informational mediums

Library Director

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Nancy Hampton
Xavier University Library
+1 504.520.7534