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United States Military Academy Library


Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Directions


The United States Military Academy Library empowers our cadets, faculty, and staff to be leaders of distinction in scholarship and research by providing:

  • teaching and expertise in the discovery and application of scholarly information;
  • access to information supporting the curriculum and independent research;
  • a place to engage with knowledge, ideas, and one another



The United States Military Academy Library embraces and advances scholarship, research, and excellence through information service in a digital world while equipping future leaders and scholars for the Army and the nation.



The United States Military Academy Library upholds the values of:

  • SERVICE: We approach our work with an attitude of service to our cadets, our community, and our nation.
  • EXCELLENCE: We challenge ourselves and those around us to always pursue in excellence in everything we do.
  • INTEGRITY: We are rooted in the ethics and values of our profession. We are strong, consistent, and principled in our work and service.
  • DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: We embrace and seek diverse and inclusive representation in our work and our organization.
  • ACCESSIBILITY: We strive to make resources available, accessible, and engaging.
  • TEAMWORK: We work together and support, encourage, and equip one another as individuals and as a team.



The United States Military Library affirms these priorities as strategic directions for our services, collections, resources, and organization. We will:

  • BROADEN ACCESS: Our community and our nation is stronger through broadened access to quality information to support scholarship and research.
  • BUILD RESOURCES: Outstanding scholarship and research depend upon evolving and future-focused collections that will answer the questions of today and tomorrow.
  • INSPIRE THE CORPS OF CADETS: We will equip and inspire our cadets to be critical scholars and researchers who will inspire future generations of American soldiers and citizens through their leadership.
  • LEAD THROUGH INNOVATION: We best serve our community when we embrace agility and capability through investment in our staff and facilities to continually build and lead a library for the future.

Annual Program Review

Each year, the USMA Library publishes a program review that serves as an annual report and roadmap to future initiatives for the current and coming academic year. Current and archived program reviews are available below.

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