About the WVU Libraries
The WVU Libraries encompass seven libraries, including the Downtown Campus Library, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library (Morgantown), Law Library, Health Sciences Library (Charleston), the Mary F. Shipper Library at Potomac State College in Keyser, and the WVU Institute of Technology Library in Beckley.
- Art in the Libraries
- Open Access
- Open Textbooks
- Residency Program
- Software Development
- Student Veteran Program
- Talking Publicly, the Libraries Symposium Series
- West Virginia Day
The mission of the WVU Libraries is to collect, preserve, and provide access to information that enables learning and the advancement of knowledge and to actively participate as a partner in WVU’s high‐quality education.
The WVU Libraries are intellectual, cultural, and social centers that support the University’s goal to attain national research prominence; the Libraries also serve as an essential information resource for the people of West Virginia. To excel in these roles, we seek to:
- Identify, evaluate and develop collections in a variety of formats that meet the needs of our users.
- Promote discovery by applying technology and research to enrich services and to provide access to our collections.
- Strive for consistently high standards to ensure quality education and service.
- Act with courtesy, professionalism, and integrity.
- Create and maintain inspiring physical environments.
- Foster an inclusive, welcoming environment.
- Build an atmosphere of trust and intellectual freedom.
- Support the right to privacy.
This 32 page book (5,569KB PDF) presents the fascinating story of the “tremendous setting for learning” and contains beautiful photographs documenting the library’s growth from 1931 to 2006.
This 20 page history (136KB PDF) covers the WVU Libraries from 1931 to 1999.
This exhibit of historical photographs from the Libraries on the Downtown campus covers the creation of microfilm in the 1960s, library construction, library interiors, and library exteriors. It includes 61 black and white and color photographs and sketches.