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Mission Statement

The mission of Vance Memorial Library of Dallas Baptist University is to provide faith-integrated, Christ-centered quality service, connecting students, faculty, and staff with resources in a variety of formats in support of teaching, learning, scholarship, and academic distinction.  The Library seeks to equip students with skills designed to promote information literacy and advanced research in a technologically-oriented society. 

DBU's Library --Then and Now

Inside the Killian Library at Decatur Baptist College, circa 1950s

Inside the Killian Library at Decatur Baptist College, circa 1950s

Carr P and Ruth Collins Learning Center under construction, circa 1968-69

Carr P and Ruth Collins Learning Center circa 1970s

Students in front of the Collins Learning Center, circa 1970s

The Collins Learning Center, with Mountain Creek Lake in the background, circa 1970s

Collins Learning Center, 2016

The interior of Vance Memorial Library provides areas for group study, computer access, and research assistance

Lush landscaping fronting the Collins Learning Center

The Nook provides a comfortable space for browsing newspapers and magazines

Collins Learning Center entrance

The Library houses Gaston Chapel, a small, intimate place for worship and reflection

The area near the chapel is designated for quiet study

The GovDocs and Archives office is located on the second floor - the DBU Library is a selective U.S. government publications depository for the 30th Congressional District

Blue skies ahead, now and into the future