About the Library

The University Library is a dynamic and innovative partner in the Sonoma State University community. Students are at the core of what we do, and we leverage technology and creativity to promote discovery of and access to collections, to help students learn to use information effectively, and to encourage lifelong learning. Clocktower of the University Library We teach students to seek out appropriate information sources, to evaluate information, and to be critical consumers and producers of information in an increasingly digital age.

We collaborate with instructional faculty on teaching and learning in the classroom, develop and implement information literacy curriculum, and assess our work in order to make data-driven decisions.

We manage resources, both print and digital, assist the community in using library resources, and provide a welcoming environment that facilitates collaboration and creativity.



We are recognized for fostering intellectual relationships, modeling new approaches to teaching and learning, and nourishing the open exchange of ideas. 

Our Mission

The Sonoma State University Library fosters a transformative and welcoming environment for learning and scholarship, and empowers its community to be fluent users and creators of information across and beyond the curriculum. 

Our Leading Value

We are passionate about student learning.

Our Other Values

Service: We create an intentional culture where every person feels truly valued, engaged, and appreciated.

Engagement: We seek new ways to engage with our communities, and value collaborative partnerships as essential to achieving our academic mission.

Leadership: We lead change through creative, collaborative effort, continuous improvement, and informed risk-taking. We anticipate trends and translate them into meaningful action.

Diversity and Respect: We listen to our community. We encourage a climate of openness, respect, and appreciation for differing perspectives, and seek to engage and empower unheard voices.

Creativity: We encourage experimentation, curiosity, and fun as vital components of what we do.