Our services and programs are guided by the library’s mission statement.

Spokane Public Library is a community of learning.

We aim to inspire a thriving city through cultural and educational opportunities.

We value:

  • Education | We connect our community with education, information and programming.

  • Collaboration | We work together to create the best outcomes.

  • Diversity | We include and celebrate Spokane’s diverse communities.

  • Innovation | We take risks and drive change.

  • Customer Experience | We impress our customers with individualized service.

  • Accountability | We use public funds responsibly.

Our Strategic Directions guide our work more specifically. The Strategic Directions work under the framework of the mission and values. The Library Board of Trustees approved the current mission, vision, values and strategic directions at the September 2018 meeting.