Library Mission Statement

The Carol Grotnes Belk Library supports the Elon University community of learners in intellectual, scholarly, and artistic endeavors in an atmosphere of open and honest inquiry which reflects the traditions, beliefs, and spiritual values of Elon University.

Library Goals

  1. To provide collections, services, and programs to assist faculty, students, and staff in achieving the educational objectives of the university.
  2. To provide both traditional resources and innovative technologies in support of the curriculum.
  3. To collaborate with the faculty in collection development, the design of bibliographic instruction and the development of critical, logical and creative thinking.
  4. To teach effective techniques for information gathering, evaluation and presentation.
  5. To preserve the history of Elon University and the United Church of Christ by acquiring and administering archives and special collections.
  6. To extend resources and services to area residents and visitors through the Friends of the Library.