University of New England - Innovation for a Healthier Planet

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Mission & What We Do

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Mission Statement

The University of New England Library Services are central to the intellectual life of the University community. They cultivate a vibrant learning environment by providing access to scholarly collections and resources; by offering services that foster inquiry and independent, life-long learning; by providing welcoming, interactive spaces and infrastructure that enhance the educational experience and support the information needs of the University; and by preserving specific special collections.

Strategic Plan

UNE Library Services Strategic Plan supports the priorities laid out in Our World, Our Future: Strategic Priorities 2018-2023.

Read the UNE Library Services Strategic Plan 2019-2023(PDF)


We are proud to support our mission by providing access to following services:

Library Contributions

The UNE Library Services is an institutional member of the following local, state and national organizations:

Library Staff Contributions

Our library staff are also active in local, state and national professional activities, including:

  • Maine Library Association
  • American Library Association
  • American Library Association Policy Corps
  • North Atlantic Health Science Libraries (NAHSL):
  • New England Museum Association
  • Medical Library Association (MLA)
  • American Library Association Leadership Program
  • New England Library Leadership Symposium
  • Content Working Group for Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) and International Group of Ex Libris Users (IGELU)
  • Digital POWRR Institute