About the Library — Planning Documents


Purpose -- Vision -- Mission


Our Purpose

Connect, Inspire, Inform

Our Vision

Transform lives & strengthen communities

Mission Statement

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries enhance Santa Cruz County's quality of life by providing vibrant physical and virtual public spaces where people connect, discover, and engage the mind. All ages have the opportunity to nurture their love of reading, find diverse and relevant resources for entertainment and enrichment, and strengthen community networks.


View the Santa Cruz Public Libraries 3-5 Year Strategic Plan 2010-2015, approved by the Library Joint Powers Board on Monday May 3, 2010.