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USC Upstate Library
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5620

Library Mission Statement

The USC Upstate Library promotes the metropolitan mission of the University by serving the curricular information needs of USC Upstate students, faculty and staff, and where possible, the educational needs of the broader community. The Library anticipates and strives to utilize innovations in education and technology, and responds to the evolving curriculum. The efforts of every member of the Library staff are committed to the ultimate objective of providing the highest possible quality of service.

To these ends, the library selects, acquires, processes, organizes and maintains Library materials appropriate to the academic and cultural interests in the USC Upstate community. The Library facilitates access to information and materials through the provision of a wide variety of services. The Library provides an environment conducive to learning by providing study and reading facilities. The Library teaches students to find information independently so that they may better perform their tasks as well-informed members of society.

Goals for the USC Upstate Library

  1. Meet the information needs of the University community by providing timely access to information both through our collection and through access to other Library collections.
  2. Teach all USC Upstate students to be effective users of information, including locating, evaluating and using information and library materials independently.
  3. Make the fullest possible use of available technologies to enhance access to the collection, remote sources of information, and improve the efficiency of the Library's operation.
  4. Work with the University administration, faculty and students to insure that the Library's services and collections are known and utilized.
  5. Provide information and services in support of the overall mission of the University.