Mission & Vision


The mission of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library is to inspire learning, advance knowledge, and build community at Wake Forest University. We accomplish this by providing resources, opportunities, and spaces that connect students, faculty, and staff to information, each other, and the wider world.

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library is dedicated to improving diversity, equity, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community.


In pursuit of its mission, the ZSR Library values encompass:

  • Academic freedom
  • Credibility, authority, and reliability
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Innovation
  • Instruction
  • Integrity and mutual respect
  • Partnerships with other academic units
  • Research
  • Unparalleled service


We will evolve to reflect changes in technology, pedagogy, resources, student demographics, and scholarship.