About Us

Mission Statement MISSION

The Duluth Public Library strengthens our community by promoting the love of reading and life-long discovery, helping ensure children are ready and excited to learn, offering robust connections to the digital world, and providing a creative and welcoming environment for all.

 

Vision Statement VISION

The Library is recognized throughout the community as an invaluable resource in providing reading, early literacy, lifelong learning, digital access, and creative and cultural materials and services.

 

Values VALUES

 

Customer Service –

We welcome people and treat them with friendliness and respect.

Access and Inclusion –

We work to ensure equal access for all. We build, foster, and maintain a climate that is inclusive.

Intellectual Freedom –

We provide information representing all points of view in books and other formats. We recognize each individual’s right to access information. We respect the privacy of library users.

Community Service and Partnerships –

We provide resources and services to meet community needs. We partner with other organizations to leverage our local resources. We are a vital and indispensable part of our community.

Creativity and Innovation –

We support creativity in the workplace and work together to better serve the community. We use technology to increase access to information and to work more efficiently.