NOTE: The Lovell Street entrance to the Central Library parking lot will be closed periodically due to construction. The Rose Street (west) entrance will remain open.

Purpose, Vision, Values

Purpose

To be a place for everyone to explore, discover, and engage.

Vision

A community distinguished by curiosity and inspired by our collaborative connections to one another and the world.

Values

Community

  • We stand together to serve, to learn, and to create

Compassion

  • We extend welcome to all and provide a safe environment in which to connect and explore

Equal & Open Access

  • We ensure our community’s access to shared information

Intellectual Freedom

  • We champion everyone’s right to receive and impart information and ideas through any media

Approved by Kalamazoo Public Library Board of Trustees, June 23, 2014