The Worcester Public Library will be a welcoming destination and the leading provider of resources to inform, enlighten and enrich our diverse community.


The Worcester Public Library serves as a gathering place that actively promotes the free exchange of ideas in our democratic society. The Library makes information and services available to all people while fostering intellectual freedom, protecting privacy, encouraging personal growth and enrichment, and celebrating our diverse community heritage.

Core Values/Principles

1. Serve everyone with efficiency and excellence in a welcoming environment.
2. Nourish the mind with ideas and experiences.
3. Honor the past and embrace the future.
4. Adapt to change and plan for innovation.

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