Mission & Plans

Mission Statement

The Springfield City Library actively connects with its diverse community and provides effective resources and a safe space for all. Our Library is a hub for free access to information and technology, social and civic engagement, and support of personal enrichment, well-being, and lifelong learning.


The Springfield City Library is the center of city life and culture. The Library is vital to a safe, healthy, educated, and thriving community. We embrace our diversity and celebrate learning, creativity, and innovation.


We Are:

We honor the diverse cultures and life experiences of all. We are committed to breaking down barriers to access and ensuring equity of access in an environment of respect, courtesy, and inclusion.

We are a safe, nonjudgmental space. We deliver responsive and effective experiences, services, and collections for all, provided by valued, caring, and professional staff.

We are a leader in the community, partnering with agencies to provide and promote services and programs that genuinely impact the community. We are the city’s hub: the place to collaborate, learn, and inspire.

We approach all that we do with passion and a learning mindset. We are adaptable and forward-thinking as we embrace change and strive for continuous improvement.

Strategic Plan

Download – Vision, Mission, Values, and Strategic Plan for FY 2020-2024

Action Plan

Download – The Action Plan Selected Activities for FY 2024-2025


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