The primary mission of the Berkeley City College Library is to promote student success and equity by providing access to space and resources needed to complete studies and supporting the curriculum and information needs of the diverse Berkeley City College community. This mission is met by providing physical and remote access to quality diverse print, electronic, and multimedia resources, services, and instruction. Consistent with the mission and institutional outcomes of Berkeley City College, the library faculty and staff strive to promote information competency, critical thinking, life long learning, and academic success. They do so by making available to Berkeley City College students faculty and staff the resources needed to conduct research related to their curriculum and endeavors and by promoting the information competency skills needed to successfully retrieve information through instructional support.
The Library’s mission is accomplished through the following objectives:
To support the missions and visions of Berkeley City College and the Peralta Community College District.
To provide quality services, collections, and facilities to support the curriculum, information competency, and research needs of the college.
To provide professionally qualified and skilled librarians and staff to support the use of library resources and to support the academic and collegial needs of the college
To acquire materials in appropriate formats and in sufficient quantity, depth, and diversity to support teaching and basic research in the subject areas of the curriculum.
To assure equitable, unbiased access for the Berkeley City College community to the Library’s collections and services.
To offer formal and informal instruction to promote information competency.
To provide and maintain an easily accessible, user-friendly and safe environment that fosters teaching and learning for both library users and library employees.