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Library Mission and Policies

Mission Statement

The South Burlington Library strengthens our community through abundant opportunities to learn, share and succeed.
To meet the needs of our community, the Library will support individual inspiration, community engagement, lifelong learning, access to information and early childhood literacy. We do this through collections, programs, technology and services for all ages, developed by knowledgeable staff and with the support of area residents.

Our Values

We support a vibrant community in a way that honors these values:
Inclusivity - We welcome everyone to pursue their interests, thoughts and studies.
Respect - We honor all patrons and celebrate our differences.
Helpfulness - We assist our patrons in knowledgeable and friendly ways.
Credibility - We provide all patrons with high quality materials and resources.
Fulfillment - We guide our patrons in the joys of discovery.
Democracy - We support civic engagement and an informed citizenry.
Privacy - We protect patrons’ privacy and confidentiality.
Approved by the Library Board of Trustees on 2/9/2016

Our Vision

The South Burlington Library will be a cornerstone of the community, encouraging collective and experiential learning for children, youth and adults by providing a destination for social, cultural, and informational resources in a flexible, collaborative, and comfortable space.


Our Policies