The Libraries support the mission and goals of the College. As a key academic and student support service, the Libraries’ program will enhance student success, strive for excellence in teaching and learning, and support the student as an active learner. In environments that promote academic excellence and foster lifelong learning, the Libraries will provide the diverse college community with information resources and services that complement curricula and aid students in completing degree and certificate programs. The Libraries will provide resources that foster in students a desire to learn through independent research and will provide equitable access to resources to support individual educational goals. The Libraries will provide information literacy instruction which empowers a spirit of engagement, inquiry, and analytical thought. In all aspects of service and resources, the Union County College Libraries endorses the ALA Library Bill of Rights, the Freedom to Read Statement of the ALA and the ACRL Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries.