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Brunswick, ME 04011-8421

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As a vital academic and social nexus at Bowdoin College, the Library, along with its dedicated staff, advances the pursuit of knowledge and encourages opportunities for meaningful connection by

  • actively championing and partnering in the teaching, learning, and research mission of the College;
  • undertaking thoughtful development and stewardship of broad and unique collections and ensuring equitable access;
  • building community through welcoming and inclusive spaces that support creative, contemplative, and collaborative pursuits and intellectual discovery; 
  • facilitating the effective and confident use of resources that help our community find, understand, manage, interact with, and share information from a wide variety of contexts; and
  • extending conscientiousness and care to all members of our community through inclusive and exceptional programs and services.