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About Kares Library

General information about Kares Library

Kares Library Mission and Goals


The Kares Library supports the academic mission of the University by providing an organized collection, delivering access to instruction and research services, offering usable physical and virtual spaces, and hiring and retaining highly qualified employees.


The purpose of the Athens State University Kares Library is to support students, faculty, staff, and the community through:

  • developing and maintaining a high quality, responsive, useful, and timely collection of materials and services to support academic programs and the institution.
  • the utilization of instruction in information literacy and research services.
  • providing and maintaining useable physical and virtual spaces.
  • retaining and hiring highly qualified employees who are committed to the continued success of the university.