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Dec 13 – 7:30am – 7:30pm
Dec 14 – 7:30am – 4:30pm
Dec 15 - CLOSED
Dec 16 - CLOSED

Winter Break Hours
Dec 17 - 21 - 8am - 4:30pm 
Dec 22 - Jan 1 - CLOSED

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About Forsyth Library

Mission Statement

Forsyth Library is a university partner in delivering accessible quality education and developing engaged global citizens and leaders.

Vision Statement

The vision of Forsyth Library is to provide the highest quality service to all learning communities. Within this vision, the Library endeavors to provide:

  • the highest standards of professionalism
  • a unique knowledge- and technology-driven learning environment
  • the creation of content through the use of digital resources and collaborative partnerships
  • the collection, preservation and delivery of scholarly information
  • a culture that supports life-long learning
  • instruction about the effective searching and ethical use of information

Values Statement

Forsyth Library retains the following core values:

  • social, civic, and professional engagement
  • recognition of the changing needs of the learner
  • intellectual freedom
  • support of faculty and student research

Strategic Plan

The strategic plan for Forsyth Library is a dynamic outline of our work with the understanding that projects and priorities will necessarily change over the ten-year span of the plan. The themes and strategies embody our mission and values.  The accompanying actions are organized under six strategic themes that connect with the goals of the university’s strategic plan.

 Full Strategic Plan


Learn about the history of Forsyth Library from this excerpt from "Lighthouse on the Plains" by Dr. James Forsythe.


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