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Mission & Vision: About the Library


   Cultivate curiosity and creativity. 
- Mission Statement

 

   Taylor Memorial Library & Archives supports the Mission and Vision of Centenary University by encouraging the curiosities and educational pursuits of campus learners at all levels of development. Through research support, information literacy instruction, and superior customer service, the Library aims to produce effective searchers and users of information to facilitate academic success and life-long learning.
- Vision Statement





STUDY SPACES & STUDY BREAKS

Did you know that you are more likely to succeed as a college student when you use the library?

The library at Centenary is a great place to hang out, meet new people, and exchange ideas. Whether you like studying in complete silence or in a group setting with your friends, the library has the space for you. There are a number of public access computers, a scanner, and printers for student use.

Need a study break? No problem. The library has a wellness / meditation space, plus regular programs and activities!


COLLECTIONS

Taylor Memorial Library contains a variety of materials for both research and personal use.

There are 100+ academic databases on all subjects related to the learning, research, and teaching interests of the University faculty, staff, and students.

Our collection of print books includes academic books, fiction, and children's books. There are also popular DVDs available to borrow, graphic novels and manga, 230,000+ ebooks to download, and print magazines to browse.

The library has a great collection of Centenary University history, too. The library staff creates displays, offers lectures, and digitizes material for anyone interested in learning more about the history of the school.

You are sure to find something you will enjoy! Materials not currently available at the Library may be requested through inter‐library loan.


RESEARCH EXPERTS

Don’t forget the librarians! They are your most powerful resource.

Be sure to say hello so that when a research project comes along, you can reconnect and get the assistance you need. They are available to meet with students who need research help in any subject area, whether in small groups or one-on-one.

It’s even easy to make an appointment online! Research assistance is also available via email, phone, chat, and Teams/Zoom, while a variety of class instruction services are available upon request.