About the Biomedical Library

Mission Statement

The mission of the Louise Darling Biomedical Library is to provide access to and delivery of information resources. The primary focus of its collections, services, and staff is to support the health and life sciences research, educational, patient care, and administrative responsibilities of UCLA faculty, students, and staff.

The library serves primarily students, faculty, and staff in the schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and public health; UCLA Medical Center; departments of biology, microbiology, molecular, cell, and developmental biology, physiological sciences, and psychology in the College of Letters and Sciences; and related institutes in biomedicine.

The library fulfills its mission by:

  • developing, organizing, and preserving collections for optimal use;
  • providing access to library resources through a variety of public services;
  • capitalizing on appropriate technology;
  • participating in library and information networks;
  • providing links to remote information sources;
  • providing resources and services to non-UCLA users to the extent possible.

Its staff value:

  • a strong service orientation;
  • a diverse workforce with a high level of expertise;
  • a commitment to ethical conduct;
  • effective partnerships;
  • a commitment to excellence and innovation;
  • a leadership role within the biomedical library community.