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Who are we?

Mission Statement:

The Lafayette Public Library brings community, information, and ideas together to inspire literacy, learning, and discovery.

Where are we going?

Vision Statement:

Lafayette Public Library is at the heart of our thriving city. In partnership with others, we will build and foster a community that:

  • Values learning
  • Provides people opportunities to support their personal growth
  • Nurtures creativity, exploration and discovery
  • Values and honors our diverse community

What do we believe in?

Guiding Principles:

Access for all: We provide universal access to library resources, programs and facilities.

Community building: We develop positive relationships with our members and actively engage in partnerships and collaborations with other organizations.

Adaptation and innovation: We adapt to the changing needs of our community and encourage innovation in new technologies, programs and services.

Intellectual freedom, privacy and confidentiality: We believe that every individual has the right to seek, receive, hold and disseminate any and all information and ideas. We protect the personal privacy and confidentiality of library users.

Literacy: We support and provide opportunities for staff and our community to learn, understand, interpret and communicate using a variety of library resources.

Lifelong learning: We commit to providing opportunities to activate minds and develop new skills at all ages and stages of life.