Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Developing Tomorrow's Leaders

Access Services Vision Statement

Access Services will readily embrace the possibilities afforded by the digital age while continuing to provide traditional access to information. In this way, we will support the Mansfield University community in the pursuit of an education grounded in the liberal arts and in the personal development of character, scholarship, cultural awareness and service.


Access Services will uphold intellectual honesty and integrity and maintain the privacy of patron transactions, whether the transactions are in person or in a virtual environment. We will uphold the right to access information without fear of censorship or reprisal.


Access Services’ goal will be to ensure the availability of, and access to, the resources necessary for the pursuit of intellectual growth.


Access Services will provide the most efficient interface between users and the extensive collections available to ensure easy, comprehensive access to the material and will implement innovative technologies and services to deliver information and scholarly resources.


By providing rapid and optimal access to our resources and the resources of a vast network of other libraries, we will assist in the promotion of information literacy skills and life-long learning for the Mansfield University community.