Mission Statement

The Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Library at Notre Dame de Namur University provides access to knowledge and information resources and assists students, faculty, staff, and all who seek information from the Library in the most effective methods of identifying and acquiring information resources to meet their curricular and research needs. The library is a key component in the development of information policy for the campus and plays a key role in instruction, knowledge development, creativity, cultural transmission, and the scholarly communication process.

The library provides an environment for free and open inquiry, fostering the interpretation, integration, and application of knowledge in all fields. It strives to create and support a pluralistic, highly qualified, and flexible library faculty and staff committed to excellent service, continuous learning, and the values of the education experience.