OSU Libraries and OSU Press will play an integral role in the success of OSU, its colleges and programs, and its students and faculty. Building on our record of innovation, outreach and collaboration, we will be acknowledged for contributing to the University’s vision to be among the top ten land grant institutions in the United States. We will be recognized among the leading academic libraries and presses in North America for our achievements in instruction, service, publishing, and research and scholarship.

OSU Libraries’ Mission Statement

The mission of the Oregon State University Libraries is to engage with the OSU community and the people of Oregon in their pursuit of knowledge, thereby advancing the role of OSU as a nationally recognized land grant university. We do this by:

  • contributing to the development, management and preservation of knowledge;
  • providing excellent services, tools and resources for learning and research;
  • teaching our user community how to locate and evaluate information; and
  • supporting life-long learning.

OSU Press Mission Statement

  • Promote the advancement of knowledge through the publication of significant scholarly books and other works that embody the fruits of scholarship and creativity.
  • Contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and social development of Oregon and the West.
  • Publish important ideas and information that otherwise might not find a forum.
  • Stimulate and recognize superior scholarship and creativity.
  • Extend the benefits of the university's teaching, research, and public service beyond the usual boundaries of the university community.