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Mission Vision Values


Welcoming all, inspiring minds, empowering community


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




We advocate for free and equitable access for all.  


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


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


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


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. 


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