Sacramento State is California’s capital university, providing world-class education in the political, cultural, and economic center of the Golden State. At the heart of our campus, the University Library is the hub of intellectual discovery for our students, faculty, and community.
The Library breaks down barriers to access and makes knowledge available to everyone. We inspire intellectual exploration, thoughtful discussion, and critical thinking. We advance vital, problem-solving research. We foster social connections, cross-collaboration, and cultural engagement. Our library of the future is a creative, flexible place that connects people and ideas for one goal: to build a better world.
At the Library, our mission is student-focused first. Everything we do is about providing the services, resources, space, and technology to ensure that our students succeed.
We are planning to launch the Library’s new MakerSpace, a hands-on collaborative learning environment that sparks innovation and creation. The MakerSpace gives all students a chance to take an idea and build, code, create, and experiment. This will be the central place for students to explore ideas, solve complex problems, and develop solutions for our future – giving them a leg up in today’s innovative job market.
The MakerSpace is one example of how we are re-envisioning the Library for tomorrow’s students. Today we’re redesigning Library spaces to foster intellectual exploration, study, creativity, collaboration, and connection. Spaces for focused study groups to gather in team-based learning. Spaces for students to plug in and log on, taking them to vast academic resources online. Spaces for students with children to safely stay and study. And spaces for students to uncover and experience new ideas.
Additionally, as the hub for academic research at Sac State, the Library is the perfect home for a special award to celebrate undergraduate students engaged in research. Our vision is to provide a monetary award to students from any discipline to recognize their efforts in the research process and encourage our students in academic discovery.
When you support the University Library, you elevate student success for all at Sacramento State.
On the Rise: The Campaign for Sacramento State is supporting the University Library as it seeks to raise critical funds to:
- Continue as a leader in hands-on, collaborative learning with real-life application.
- Create learning spaces that foster connection, collaboration, and learning.
- Support undergraduate student research and the process of academic discovery.