Off-Campus Access

Mission Statement & Guiding Principles

Mission Statement

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library strives to be a center of excellence that develops and sustains services and resources to support the biomedical, health, and public health care information needs of Yale University and the Yale-New Haven Medical Center.

Guiding Principles

  • Be vital to the mission of Yale University and the Yale-New Haven Medical Center.
  • Understand the changing and diverse needs of our patrons, both local and remote.
  • Be flexible and quick to adapt to changing needs and technologies.
  • Promote and use the best tool for the job.
  • Exceed patron expectations in providing high quality collections, services, 
    and education.
  • Represent the Library's ethic of honesty, integrity, and trust.
  • Support the staff in meeting the mission and guiding principles of the library.

See also the Yale University Library Community Values