Welcome / Our Mission

Library Mission

The Marshall University Libraries support the teaching, research and public service commitments of the University. To fulfill this responsibility, the Libraries acquire, organize, maintain and preserve materials in all appropriate formats. They also provide access and delivery of information, resources and services.

Libraries hold a unique position as places to hold civil conversations on challenging subjects as well as purveyors of credible information in which to frame those conversations. MU Libraries actively advocates and educates in defense of intellectual freedom—the rights of library users to read, seek information, and speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment.

Marshall University Libraries and Online Learning Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

In accordance with Marshall University’s Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy http://www.marshall.edu/eeoaa/files/Equal-Employment-Affirmative-Action-Policy.pdf, Marshall University Libraries and Online Learning strive to deliver inclusive service in the pursuit of an equitable, diverse and pluralistic society that affirms the dignity of all those it services regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital or family status, pregnancy, veteran status, service in the uniformed services, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression.

Marshall University Libraries and Online Learning make equity, diversity and inclusion a priority and is committed to maintaining an environment of respect in all of our facilities and programming. Marshall University Libraries abide by the American Libraries Association Code of Ethics and strive to support the Library Bill of Rights.

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