The University of St. Francis is a Catholic, Franciscan university, serving more than 3,300 students at locations throughout the United States. As a Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts, university is welcoming community of learners challenged by Franciscan values and charism, engaged in a continuous pursuit of knowledge, faith, wisdom, and justice, and ever mindful of a tradition that emphasizes reverence for creation, compassion and peace making. We strive for academic excellence in all programs, preparing women and men to contribute to the world through service and leadership. The library has more than 110,000 volumes, special collections, current periodical subscriptions, computer research areas and group and individual study areas. The Academic Resource Center (ARC), the Center for Instructional Delivery and the university archives are within the library. The University of St. Francis employs a dedicated faculty and staff with strong religious ties. The faculty and staff as well as the college codes and structure make for a sound religious, specifically Roman Catholic, environment in education and college life. These administrative qualities help shape students and teachers in bettering their ideals.