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Library: About



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.

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.

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.


  • 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 the use of resource materials and services by the university community.
  • To maintain an archival function for the university by collection of appropriate materials, and preservation of selected historical materials.
  • To enhance the learning environment of the university by providing an atmosphere which stimulates academic pursuits.
  • To selectively disseminate information from available sources, to teaching faculty and administrators.
  • 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 provide a competent and professional staff, serving the mission of the library and the university.
  • 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 provide clear, comprehensive means of access for use of resource collections, promoting quick and easy retrieval of materials.
  • To provide reference and research services to satisfy the needs of the university community.