About Wardman Library


Our Mission

The Bonnie Bell Wardman Library supports the research, curricular, and information needs of the students and faculty of Whittier College. The staff works to develop the critical thinking and information literacy skills of the diverse community at our four year, liberal arts institution with the goal of nurturing patrons’ intellectual independence and commitment to lifelong learning. To this end, we provide traditional and cutting edge information resources, and instructional, media, and technological support in the library as well as in classrooms.

Our Commitments

To forward its mission, Wardman Library is committed to: serving as the intellectual hub of Whittier College, and a welcoming place for individual and collaborative learning; assisting and instructing patrons in discovering, evaluating, and utilizing scholarly information; building, maintaining, and providing access to carefully selected print, media, and electronic resources in order to support the varied scholarly endeavors of our patrons; collaborating with patrons to discover new tools and resources in an effort to integrate technology into the learning environment; maintaining a highly qualified, dedicated, and responsive staff; and fostering a comfortable and enjoyable environment conducive to research, study, relaxation, and reflection.