About the Library
The Chester Fritz Library is the largest library in the state of North Dakota and the primary research facility for the University of North Dakota and the Upper Midwest region. Supporting more than 60 master’s and doctoral degree programs at UND, the Chester Fritz Library provides services to more than 11,000 students and nearly 600 faculty members. The Chester Fritz Library is centrally located on the UND campus. Collegiate Gothic in style, the Library building is a campus landmark, constructed in 1960. Its stately 82-foot tower stands as an inspiration to all who seek wisdom and knowledge.
The Chester Fritz Library (CFL) at the University of North Dakota (UND) enhances and facilitates teaching, learning, creativity, intellectual inquiry, innovation, and research excellence.
CFL will be an inclusive academic hub, supporting the research and teaching of the Premier Flagship University in the Northern Plains. CFL librarians and staff will be trusted partners and guides in information discovery, emerging technologies, and the creation, assessment, and stewardship of knowledge.
We enact our vision by
- providing trustworthy resources, tools, and services to all;
- connecting people with information;
- evaluating, curating, and preserving information;
- offering inspirational physical and virtual spaces for discovery; and
- partnering with faculty, researchers, and the global information community to create and disseminate new knowledge and to contribute to the creation of scalable, barrier-free, and distributed information infrastructures.
In line with the UND One Strategic Plan 2017-2022, Chester Fritz Library has created the CFL Strategic Plan 2018-2023.