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DePauw Libraries Resource Policy

DePauw Libraries Mission

The DePauw University Libraries support the liberal arts mission of the University through personalized attention and excellence in resources and services for the access to and creation of knowledge.

DePauw's Strategic Plan

DePauw Libraries align our services, collections, and spaces with the four overarching goals of DePauw University's Bold and Gold 5-Year Strategic Plan.

  • Academic Renewal
  • Exemplary Student Experience
  • Institutional Equity
  • DePauw As A Flourishing University


  • PALNI (Private Academic Library Network of Indiana) 
  • Oberlin Group 
  • ALI (Academic Libraries of Indiana) 

Purpose of this Guide

This policy describes the selection, acquisition and management of library resources, owned and licensed, that support the teaching and learning needs of DePauw University. This document provides a framework for faculty, students, staff and librarians to collaborate in providing optimal access to resources.

This policy will be reviewed annually by the Dean of Libraries and appointed Library Team.

The DePauw Libraries aim to provide accessible search tools for efficient discovery of items within the DePauw Libraries collections.  We collaborate with partner libraries in the state of Indiana and elsewhere in shared collection purchases as well as resource lending and borrowing programs.