The mission of the John F. and Joanna G. Magale Library is to support the mission of Southern Arkansas University, that is, to provide “opportunities for intellectual growth, individual enrichment, skill development, and meaningful career preparation.” The library realizes its purpose by providing access to materials and information supporting the instructional, service, and research programs of the University. Magale Library addresses these services primarily to the students, faculty, and staff of the University, and secondarily to citizens of the state and region.
Magale Library Goals
Goal 1: To meet the academic needs of the University in support of creative scholarly teaching and active student learning.
Goal 2: To recreate our physical space and add additional technologies to better meet the needs of our patrons.
Goal 3: To actively engage with the regional, local, and SAU communities.