Mission and Goals

The Library's Mission

The mission of the Hugh and Hazel Darling Library is to serve the information and research needs of the Hope International University community by providing access to information resources and developing information literacy for lifelong learning. Contact us if you have any questions (714) 879- 3901 ext. 1234.

Student Learning Support

We promote "information competence" in all students, so that as graduates they are skilled in retrieving information for most of their needs, and committed to life-long refinement of their information access skills.

Creativity and Innovation

With the magnanimous financial and attentive support of the Treasures 'N' Beyond Thrift Store, the Darling Library has been able to display the Codex Sinaiticus in a beautiful exhibit case. This generous establishment has also outfitted our Collaborative Student Innovation Lab (C.S.I. Lab) with technological goodies that will make group work even more productive.

Instilling Information Literacy

To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. Information literate people are those who have learned how to learn. Please visit our Information Literacy LibGuide for more information.

Our Goals Are...

To provide information and resources for the needs of the university community by developing and maintaining collections of resource materials, both print and electronic.
To promote "information competence" in all students, so that as graduates they are skilled in retrieving information for most of their needs, and committed to life-long refinement of their information access skills.
To promote the use of resource materials and services by the university community.
To provide a competent and professional staff, serving the mission of the library and the university.
To maintain an archival function for the university by collection of appropriate materials, and preservation of selected historical materials.
To provide physical facilities appropriate for adequate housing of resource materials, for support offices and workrooms, and for other services provided by the library.
To enhance the learning environment of the university by providing an atmosphere which stimulates academic pursuits.
To provide clear, comprehensive means of access for use of resource collections, promoting quick and easy retrieval of materials.
To selectively disseminate information from available sources, to teaching faculty and administrators.
To provide reference and research services to satisfy the needs of the university community.
“In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim.”