Strategic Plan


The University of Idaho Library will develop and expand our capacity and skills to provide our users with the resources, training, and expertise of a world-class research library. We champion the transformative power of ideas and learning, inspire our students to engage in a lifelong pursuit of intellectual development, and provide an essential foundation for innovation, research, and scholarship.


As Idaho's flagship research library, the University of Idaho Library connects our users with information, ideas, tools, and spaces; enriches formal and informal learning opportunities; supports and advances research, scholarly, and creative activity; builds partnerships through regional and national outreach; and preserves university, state, and regional historical archives.

Core Values Guiding Our Actions

As a part of the University of Idaho, we share the values of Excellence, Respect, Integrity, Perseverance, and Sustainability. As a library we embrace the values of Community, Access and Stewardship, and Intellectual Freedom. These values are interwoven into a learning culture that helps fulfill the educational, outreach, and research missions of both the University and the Library.

  • Community: Through individual efforts, innovation, teamwork, and collaboration, we endeavor to provide user-centered services to all stakeholders locally, regionally, and nationwide.
  • Access and Stewardship: We provide open, equitable, and efficient access to a diverse and interdisciplinary spectrum of information resources and physical spaces for both current and future users.
  • Intellectual Freedom: We oppose censorship and provide individuals with the tools to explore and engage with multiple points of view.