About the Library

Monroe County Public Library provides services at no charge to all people living in Monroe County. All are welcome to visit the Library to browse our books, magazines, and newspapers, use our public computers, and enjoy our spaces. A free Library card allows Monroe County residents to:

A number of options for borrowing and using our services is also available to those living outside Monroe County.

Questions about our services or spaces? Contact us or request a tour.

Our Mission

Monroe County Public Library strengthens our community and enriches lives by providing equitable access to information and opportunities to read, learn, connect, and create.

Our Vision

A knowledgeable, inclusive, engaged community empowered by Monroe County Public Library.

Our Values

  • Accessibility
  • Civil Discourse
  • Inclusiveness
  • Integrity
  • Intellectual Freedom
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Literacy
  • Respect
  • Safety
  • Service
  • Stewardship

Our Goals

  1. Provide free, equitable, and convenient access to information.
  2. Support reading, 21st century literacy, and lifelong learning.
  3. Provide a safe and welcoming place for all.
  4. Promote a climate of civility, inclusiveness, and compassion.