The South Suburban College Library, a U.S. Government Documents Depository Library, is a proactive, continuous quality improvement support service that provides information and critical thinking skills instruction and facilitates information processes, instruction and learning by providing "knock your socks off" services to students, faculty, staff, community and all other college services and programs.
The mission of the library is to provide high quality service and to support learning and teaching at South Suburban College. To fulfill this mission, the library offers services, collections and programs, which facilitate the effective use of information by the college community. To serve our academic community, the library teaches students to seek, evaluate and use information to facilitate scholarly works and prepare for their works in the world through bibliographic instructions in the library. In addition, the library develops links to other libraries, collections, organizations and networks in order to expand the resources available to library users.
- Access: To provide access to information resources on campus and the University College Center (UCC).
- Collections: To maintain and preserve collections (such as Government Documents) to support teaching and learning at the college.
- Education: To educate and inform faculty, students, and the community regarding access to information.
- Facilities: To provide facilities, appropriate to the informational needs of the college's primary clientele, through automated systems and information infrastructures that provide access to essential online resources.
- Planning: To anticipate and develop services that respond to the changing needs of users in gathering information.
- Training: To provide continuing education and training for staff to promote excellence and exemplary practice in the profession.
- Responsibilities: The library will continually monitor and evaluate the requirements of user groups and reallocate available resources when necessary.