Library Mission

The York College Library is distinguished by its historical commitment to academic excellence and library professionalism in service to a diverse college community.

Because York College offers baccalaureate degrees in the liberal arts and in a broad range of career programs in the fields of accounting, business, computer studies, education, health, and social work, as well as a graduate degree in occupational therapy, the Library develops its collections, services and programs primarily in these areas.

The Library is the academic center of a student-centered institution. The primary mission of the Library is to prepare students for:

  • competency in using information resources;
  • success in defining and completing research assignments;
  • mastery in the knowledge of libraries and information resources in a variety of settings.

Welcoming users from a wide variety of backgrounds, the Library offers resources and services that seek to maximize each individual’s academic, intellectual, and professional growth.

Further, the Library supports the professional development of faculty and staff, as well as the broader York College community.

The Library demonstrates its commitment to academic excellence and diversity in the careful and balanced allocation of its faculty, staff and resources. The York College Library is committed to the highest standards of librarianship and professionalism.