About and Contact

The purpose of Robert E. Kennedy Library is to promote open and informed inquiry, foster collaboration and innovation, support the unique needs of every student and scholar at Cal Poly, and contribute to the cultural life of San Luis Obispo. Read more about our strategic plan.

A-Z list of all library faculty and staff

See the winners of the annual Kennedy Library staff awards.

Access our annual reports on DigitalCommons. Other publications are available on our communications page.


We regularly assess our programs and survey our users so that we can provide the best services possible. When you ask, we listen.


The Student Library Advisory Council (SLAC) advises Kennedy Library on behalf of Cal Poly students.


The Faculty Advisory Committee is charged with advising the Dean of Library Services on matters and decisions concerning library services and resources.


The Dean’s Advisory Council provide advice to the library staff in their efforts to create and foster connections with foundations, corporate donors, and other private donors.

Kennedy Library’s annual statistics, including expenditures, staffing, service transactions, and collections, are reported in the California State University Libraries Annual Statistics.

Questions? Contact us.