As the intellectual center of the campus, the IU South Bend Libraries support and advance excellence in teaching, learning, research and outreach by providing access to, and facilitating the use of, a broad array of quality information resources for students, faculty and staff. Its many services and programs promote academic engagement, respect diverse approaches, further information and digital literacy, encourage life-long learning and foster intellectual discovery. The Libraries are committed to providing students, faculty and staff the highest level of customer service to fulfill this mission.
The Libraries are guided by the campus mission and strategic plan of the campus and the Library Bill of Rights, endorsed by the American Library Association.
The IU South Bend Libraries strive to cultivate and celebrate the centrality of the Library to student success, community engagement, and to research and scholarship through professional expertise, innovative programs and services, diverse spaces, and access to strong collections.
The Libraries of IU South Bend are dedicated to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for students, staff, faculty, and guests. Because we serve as places of inquiry and learning, the Libraries’ faculty, staff and student workers welcome, value, respect and celebrate the difference and contributions of people from all backgrounds and identities regardless of age, (dis)ability, ethnicity, gender, legal status, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.