The library is more than a collection of items: it is an exceptional and organic combination of knowledgeable staff, services, and materials made available through evolving information technologies in a welcoming environment. The library promotes critical engagement with information, supports excellence in teaching and learning, and prepares individuals for active citizenship in a diverse global society.
The scope of the collection is intended to support academic curricula, career programs, information literacy, community interests, and lifelong learning.
The library attempts to collect at the “Study or Instructional Support” level as defined in the International Federation of Library Association’s Guidelines for Collection Development Policies. At the Initial Study or Instructional Support Level, collections provide information about a subject in a systematic way, but at a level of less than research intensity, and support the needs of general library users and undergraduate students. The collections include:
A “Study” or “Instructional Support” level collection should be systematically reviewed for currency of information and for assurance that essential and important information is retained, including significant numbers of classic retrospective materials.
Materials are collected to support the academic, professional, and lifelong learning goals of Wright College students, faculty, and staff.
Wright College Institutional Archives
Upon request of a patron, circulating items can be transferred between campuses of the City Colleges of Chicago. Additionally, the library's membership in the Consortia for Academic and Reseach Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) provides free interlibrary loans from among its member libraries through I-Share, thereby providing access to the resources of several research universities. To submit an I-Share request, library patrons may visit or contact the reference desk.