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Mission

To support the educational goals of Drake University by providing services, collections, technology, and learning opportunities that make it possible for faculty and students to successfully access and use information.

In fulfilling its mission, the Library works in partnership with faculty and other members of the Drake community, and seeks to contribute to the overall goals of the University. Primary emphasis is placed upon materials and services that expand upon and support the curriculum, and that support faculty teaching.

Inside Cowles

Cowles Library is the largest private academic library in Iowa. Our purpose is to support the educational goals of Drake University by providing services, collections, technology, and learning opportunities that make it possible for faculty and students to successfully access and use information.

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Vision

Cowles Library is committed to creating and maintaining a dynamic learning environment focused on service and guided by the principles of intellectual freedom. The library is the gateway to recorded knowledge, both print and digital, for the Drake Community.

The library staff endeavors to prepare students for citizenship in the 21st century, modeling the principles of information literacy: to acquire, integrate, analyze and interpret information, to use appropriate technology to assist with these processes and to understand their social and ethical implications.

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