Mission & Values


LIBER’s Mission is to enable world-class research and our Values are Collaboration and Inclusivity.


Our Mission


We aim to:

  • Provide an information infrastructure to enable research in LIBER Institutions to be world class;
  • Enhance the experience of users in LIBER Institutions, which is enriched by the facilities and services which LIBER can offer;
  • Promote and advocate for European libraries in all European and national fora where the voice of LIBER needs to be heard;
  • Develop library and information professionals who are innovative and can offer leadership to LIBER and to the national/international library community.


Collaboration and Inclusivity


This translates into:

  • High-quality services for all users of library and information services;
  • Intellectual freedom and access to scholarship;
  • Collaboration with campus, local, national, European and global partners;
  • Stewardship of collections and institutional resources, in the most appropriate format;
  • Leadership, innovation and a willingness to embrace opportunities for change;
  • Inclusivity, equality of opportunity and fulfilment of potential.

We ask libraries to endorse our mission and values when they apply to join LIBER.