Mission Vision Values

Mission 

Welcoming all, inspiring minds, empowering community

Vision 

A Cambridge where everyone has equitable opportunities to learn, people live their best lives, and democracy thrives 

Values 


 

Access

We advocate for free and equitable access for all.  

Learning

We celebrate the power of literacy, inquiry, and discovery throughout one’s lifespan. 

Community

We engage our community and partner with others to achieve collective impact. 

People

We provide excellent and responsive patron-focused service. We invest in our staff to best serve our community. 

Diversity

We embrace diversity of people, opinion, and thought. 

Social Justice

We acknowledge the systemic inequities that have shaped our society and take intentional action to create more equitable outcomes. 

Intellectual Freedom

We champion free and confidential exploration and expression of information and ideas. 

Sustainability

We seek practices that are environmentally sound, economically feasible, and socially equitable.  
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