About the Library

Gutman Library
4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 951-2840
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Our Mission
Gutman Library staff work collaboratively with the university community to ensure that students successfully achieve institutional learning outcomes. The Library develops, preserves, organizes, and makes accessible a variety of relevant physical and digital information resources which support the university's curricular, co-curricular, and research goals.

Our Vision
Blend an outstanding physical and virtual presence, so that the library is valued as the premier academic information resource of the University.

Our Values

Maintain a standard of performance based on the ethical and professional requirements of our profession. Continually strive to improve our skills and expand our learning.

University Commitment
Support the mission and goals of the university with participation and professionalism.

Societal Commitment
Advance the professional values of intellectual freedom, intellectual property rights and values, user privacy and confidentiality, collaboration, and user-centered service.

Listen to the needs and preferences of our user community. Respond with high quality customer service that is appropriate and respectful of all users: students, faculty, staff, and administration. Provide library services in an environment that is mindful of the comfort level and dignity of our users.

Importance of Technology
Be proactive in the use and application of technology. Be willing to take risks in trying new information resources, technology strategies and solutions.