Vision Statement:

The Library will be recognized as a center of research, learning and creativity. We will provide relevant information resources, research tools, productive workspaces, and instruction to promote optimal information use. We will develop and utilize the talents of library faculty and personnel to achieve excellence in support of students, staff, faculty and researchers of the SMHS, GWSPH, and GW Nursing.


We support the information needs of the faculty, staff, and students of the SMHS, GWSPH, and GW Nursing by selecting, acquiring, and delivering information and by collaborating, educating, and building community.

We accomplish this mission by:

  1. Supporting the academic goals and research activities of every student, staff, faculty member and researcher through services and resources to foster learning and intellectual growth.
  2. Acquiring high quality resources and tools that support clinical care, population health and research.
  3. Investing in state-of-the-art systems that seamlessly integrate, retrieve, organize, analyze and preserve information.
  4. Pursuing innovation and enhancement of librarian and staff skills and services through education, training and job enrichment and by harnessing new technology.