Mission Statement

The Burlington Public Library
by providing free access to diverse resources,
strives to link all members of the community
with the spirit and power of ideas.

 We believe…

  • in serving the informational, recreational, and educational needs of our community, linking its citizens with the power of words, knowledge, and ideas.
  • free access to information for all citizens is crucial in maintaining a democratic society.
  • access to and use of knowledge improves life.
  • a library is more than a collection of books and information; it houses the spirit of people’s imagination and creativity.
  • in the value of a diverse collection of resources, in both content (multicultural, multigenerational, and gender-fair) and format (book, magazine, video, audio).
  • learning is life-long; the library provides a positive learning environment for people of all ages.