The Library's Strategic Priorities for the next five years are focused on six areas of activity:
|SP1||Developing the Virtual Library, fully exploiting the potential of digital information resources and digital tools to support learning and research.|
|SP2||Providing services to enhance the student experience through improved engagement, and supporting excellent customer services with the potential provided by new technologies.|
|SP3||Supporting the University’s research by collaborating with Faculties, Schools, Institutes and other Professional Services on the development of publication strategies, facilitating open access publication and developing digital curation services.|
|SP4||Exploiting our cultural assets by developing special collections and archives, ensuring that they are fully utilised to the benefit of research, recruitment and the wider community.|
|SP5||Supporting the University’s Internationalisation strategy, providing and coordinating services for courses delivered overseas and for international students in the UK.|
|SP6||Promoting and developing information and digital literacies for students and researchers as key skills for future employability.|
Underlying these priorities is a number of Strategic Objectives (SO), mapped onto the University's core functions, and supported by a range of Enabling Objectives (EO) which focus on institutional and operational sustainability.