Learn More About Academic Libraries
An academic library is associated with a degree-granting institution of higher education. The modern academic library provides access not only to print materials, but also to a wide range of media, electronic resources, and a variety of learning spaces. The key mission of academic libraries is to support the research and teaching missions of their institutions through the delivery of excellent services and the broadest array of resources to students, faculty, and staff, regardless of their location. A master’s degree in library science is necessary for librarian positions in most academic libraries. Some librarians supplement their education with knowledge in a specialized field, often earning advanced degrees in the discipline. Many academic librarians hold faculty status.