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Klinck Memorial Library Policies: Purpose & Goal of the CUC Collection

Purpose & Goal of the CUC Collection

The Klinck Memorial Library collects materials that support the current curricular and research needs of Concordia University Chicago undergraduate and graduate programs, serving both on-campus and online students. The library supports CUC's mission to discover and disseminate knowledge, and to protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching, and learning. Availability of materials does not necessarily represent an endorsement by either the institution or by the library staff of ideas or opinions they contain. The Klinck Memorial Library supports the American Library Association's Bill of Rights, its Intellectual Freedom Statement, including the statement on Challenged Materials. The library attempts to acquire materials that represent differing opinions on controversial matters. Selection is nonpartisan regarding matters of race, sex, religion, or moral philosophy.

Through collection development, the Klinck Memorial Library facilitates seamless access to robust and distinctive collections. While we support the collection of research materials, we are not explicitly a research library or a repository. We strive to enhance and simplify access to resources that support and enrich our users’ teaching, learning, and research. The Klinck Memorial Library acquires print and electronic collections for the campus community and cultivates partnerships with other research libraries to achieve fast and efficient access.