Mission Statement

The Duggan Library vigorously and visibly sustains the distinctive mission and vision of Hanover College. By offering unimpeded access to quality resources, services, and programs, we nurture and challenge users to take responsibility for maximizing their potential as scholars. Supporting a diverse intellectual community, the library staff works together in providing meaningful contributions to the College's unique teaching and learning environment through:

  • Library and information literacy instruction

  • Collection development of materials in print, audiovisual, electronic and other formats as appropriate in support of the curriculum

  • Preservation and access to library materials

  • Interlibrary Loan

  • Reference service

  • Consortial alliances

  • Participation in the Government Document Federal Depository Program

  • Archives and Special collections

  • Standard library cataloging and classification practices

  • Copyright compliance

  • Collaboration with campus and community constituencies

  • Providing public computers and other necessary equipment

  • Appropriate staffing, facilities, furnishings, and open hours

  • Effective web site presence and content

  • Assessment of resources, services, and programs