We connect our communities to knowledge in order to enhance learning, teaching, scholarship, and creativity.

The CSB/SJU Libraries commit to the Institutional Statement on Diversity in fulfilling their mission.

Our Commitment

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University Libraries commit to eradicating racism and its legacy in our community. In keeping with our Benedictine values, we will listen to marginalized people and amplify their voices, actively speak out against injustice, and work to uphold the dignity of all. We make this commitment in solidarity with our faculty colleagues and the many allied organizations and individuals who join in creating an anti-racist and anti-oppression community.

Statements We Stand Behind

College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. Faculty statement about the killing of George Floyd (July 1, 2020)

American Library Association. ALA statement condemning police violence against BIPOC, protesters and journalists (June 11, 2020)

Oberlin Group of Libraries. The Oberlin Group of Libraries condemns systemic racism and violence and affirms our commitment to continuous anti-racist work across our libraries and institutions (June 3, 2020)

Eugene McAllister, President SJU. Important Message from President McAllister. (June 1, 2020)

Mary Dana Hinton, President CSB. Important Message from President Hinton. (May 29, 2020)