Connecting ideas and minds

To be a cornerstone of JGU’s intellectual life by creating a vibrant hub that brings people and information together and fosters connections between individuals and ideas.


A Catalyst for Growth at JGU

The Global Library’s mission is to help students and scholars at JGU achieve their educational and research objectives by providing access to a wide range of information sources and by organizing custom programs and services that will assist them in using the sources effectively.  The Global Library team is committed to create a responsive and welcoming environment in both physical and virtual spaces.  Through collaboration and partnerships, we strive to be a hub of activities and a catalyst for knowledge exchange and intellectual growth. We are prepared to take the calls for new engagements.


  • Working with the JGU community of faculty, scholars, and students to acquire and maintain a comprehensive collection of materials, databases and research tools that support the curriculum and research needs of the University.  
  • Increasing the use of information resources through the provision of timely research assistance, customized instructional support, and other specialized services.   
  • Ensuring that the library’s collections and services are accessible and equitable to all members of the community. 
  • Providing a hospitable and inclusive space (physical and virtual) for the JGU community to gather, discuss, and collaborate. 
  • Promoting the use of open access and other innovative approaches to the dissemination of research outputs and public goods produced by JGU scholars. 
  • Promoting the library as an integral part of the JGU community, by fostering partnerships and collaborations with other departments and organizations on campus. 
  • Supporting the university’s global outreach and partnerships by building relationships with other research libraries and institutions around the world. 

Core values

  • We uphold the highest standards of honesty and ethical conduct in all our actions and decisions.  
  • We hold ourselves accountable for the choices we make and the outcomes that result from them.   
  • We prioritize our users above all else, and our services are designed with the needs of our users in mind.  
  • We value inclusivity – everyone should have equal access to information and the opportunity to learn.  
  • We maintain transparency in all our operations, communication, and decision-making processes. 
  • We believe in collaboration and mutual support.