Our Mission

The University of Limerick Library supports the teaching, learning and research activities at the University by providing quality information resources, education, support and facilities to students, faculty, staff and researchers.

To achieve this, the Library will:

  • Build collections to support current and future needs.
  • Provide quality services and seek continuous improvement.
  • Provide a safe and secure physical environment which encompasses the best traditional library practices and state-of-the-art resources and study facilities.
  • Listen and respond to customers' needs promptly and efficiently.
  • Treat all Library customers with fairness and courtesy.
  • Provide appropriate training courses and guidance to enable each reader to make the most productive use of all information resources.
  • Co-operate with resource sharing, research and other initiatives at regional, national and international level. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a vibrant and pioneering library service providing high quality scholarly resources and services, and an environment that encourages reflective and collaborative inquiry, so that the Library enables the University of Limerick to achieve excellence in teaching, learning, research and community service.

Our Values

Knowledge and Education

We affirm the fundamental value of libraries in learning, research and the sharing of knowledge.

We hold important our role as a partner in the library and information community in which we collect, preserve and enable access to information.

We take responsibility for our own learning and growth to become more effective in our work.

Intellectual Freedom and Integrity

We support academic and intellectual freedom and the individual's right to privacy, confidentiality and fair access to information.

Valuing People

We encourage respectful, open and honest interactions and communications, which allow individuals to work productively and effectively.

We act with courtesy, professionalism and integrity in dealing with library users and colleagues.


We are committed to working together and sharing knowledge, with each individual taking responsibility for his/her work and for overall team effectiveness.

We participate in partnerships within the university and beyond to benefit library services and collections.

Service Excellence

We promote consistently high standards to ensure high quality in services to library users and colleagues. We take responsibility for being responsive and positive in providing library services.

We strive to provide excellent collections to library users.

We aim to meet the challenges of a continually changing academic and information environment.

Initiative and Creativity

We aim to contribute to the university's pioneering and innovative spirit by encouraging innovation and responding creatively to new challenges and service improvement.

We value innovation and creativity in enhancing library effectiveness.

We are willing to take risks and to learn.