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Library Strategic Plan

Northwestern Libraries has begun a re-envisioning process in early 2023 that will inform a new strategic plan and goals moving forward.

The Libraries' most recent published strategic plan is available: 2019-21 Strategic Plan: Bridging to 2022.

Northwestern University Libraries deliver a suite of state-of-the-art information and research services across multiple physical and digital locations. We customize four major sets of academic resources – collections, technologies, professional expertise, and specialized facilities – to advance the university’s academic goals:

  • Enhance the University’s Intellectual Eminence and Impact
  • Continue to Build Research Eminence
  • Support the Student Experience
  • Enhance Global Academic Reputation and Presence
  • Strengthen the Enabling Support for Our Ambitions