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U NIVERSITY L IBRARY The University Library serves as the information hub and knowledge repository system for Grambling State University (GSU) students, faculty and staff. The library allows patrons to stay connected and informed, and to continue to have access to current research information. The primary purpose of the library is to provide quality services and equitable access to resources that support the undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing education programs. The library’s mission is to lead the collaborative development of an academic information infrastructure that meets the changing needs of information creation, preservation, dissemination, and the application of knowledge to help support research needs of the greater Grambling community. The library pursues its mission through shared resources, agreements and cooperation with other libraries, and inclusive access to electronic resources. The library is committed to excellence in meeting the information needs of a diverse clientele through a competent and courteous staff, student and faculty involvement, and a total commitment from the university. The library strives to follow the standards recommended by the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. The library is guided in its operation by standards recommended by the Association of Colleges and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), as well as the guidelines from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Library electronic resources are accessible to patrons from any computer, iPhone, or related devices with internet access on or off campus 24/7 regardless of time, day, or location. Electronic resources include full- text journals, electronic books (e-books), and newspapers as well as bibliographic citations, indexes and abstracts, and numeric data. Grambling Online Public Access Catalog (eLibrary) provides bibliographic access to all GSU library resources and all academic library resources statewide. EBSCOhost Discovery Service (EDS) and eLibrary: EDS provides thousands of direct links to full-text electronic books and journals. Through Louisiana Library Connection, the GSU Library has equitable access to the Library of Louisiana Integrated Catalog Portal System (LOUISiana Union Catalog) powered by SirisDynix. The University Library is a member of the State academic library consortium called Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium (LALINC), the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), LYRASIS, which is the nation’s largest regional non-profit membership organization serving libraries, the Louisiana statewide library consortium (LOUIS), and the Louisiana Library Network. The consortium is a partnership of participating libraries and organizations joined together under the general governance of the Board of Regents. Additionally, there is a written agreement between Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech University under which students at both institutions can access each other’s resources. Under this program, students at Grambling State University have full access to all the library resources at Louisiana Tech University. Page 33 Academic Viewbook