Colby College Libraries are knowledge-making ecosystems and experimental laboratories – places to invent, grow, observe, play, question, critique, and purposefully wander.  


Colby College Libraries aspire to be intentional, emergent, and intersectional – collectively focused and fearlessly curious.

Guiding Principles

We are curious
We are not neutral.
We teach and we learn
We are happy collaborators
We respect and defend privacy
We know that discovery is not linear. 
We embrace experimentation over repetition. 
We believe knowledge is a right and a responsibility. 
We encourage asking questions to facilitate exploration and wonder
We recognize that information, objects, images, tools, and structures tell stories.