About the Library

The Library provides services at no charge to all people living in Monroe County. All are welcome to visit to browse materials, use public computers, attend free programs, and enjoy the spaces. A free Library card allows Monroe County residents to:

  • Borrow physical books, DVDs, CDs, and more
  • Download or stream eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and more
  • Access eLibrary learning and research materials
  • Reserve meeting rooms, study rooms, digital creativity studios, and exhibit spaces
Questions about services or spaces? Contact the Library or request a tour.

Mission

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

Vision

A knowledgeable, inclusive, engaged community empowered by the Library.

Values

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

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.