The Merrill-Cazier Library connects people with information.
Serving the University community, the Library is dedicated to the pursuit of
knowledge. We support inquiry, discovery, and engagement by providing
access to quality resources, and by facilitating the use of information in
teaching, learning, and research.
The Merrill-Cazier Library is the intellectual center of Utah State
University. As both a physical and virtual destination, we create
collaborative, engaging environments for learning and scholarship. We
embrace innovation and continually adapt to changing user needs.
Applying our expertise in collecting, organizing, managing, preserving and
providing access to human knowledge, we are an integral partner in the
Universal access – We view collections
broadly and strive to provide the greatest possible access to information
resources. We remove barriers and provide equal access to
information regardless of format or location.
Intellectual Freedom – We value the
expression and exploration of ideas and seek to represent diversity
within our collections. We respect the individual’s right to
privacy and their freedom to obtain and use information from all points
of view without restriction.
Lifelong Learning – The Library plays a
vital role in formal and informal learning. We empower individuals to
pursue intellectual development and to engage in scholarship throughout
Service – Helping people is our highest
goal. We anticipate and respond to the needs of our varied
communities by providing quality information services. We treat
all our users with respect.
Collaboration/teamwork – We value
collaboration to enhance productivity, solve problems, and stimulate
individual growth and organizational development. We show respect
toward staff and patrons, operating with integrity and encouraging open
Creativity – Balancing respect for
tradition with opportunities arising from change, we strive to support an
environment where creativity thrives. We encourage critical thinking
in the pursuit of knowledge, and we value resourceful, innovative
thinking in carrying out the functions expected of the Library.