The Saint Paul Public Library will be closed November 26.
West 7th Library closed and no Bookmobile service November 26 - 27; Dayton's Bluff Library closed November 26 - 29.
The George Latimer Central Library is closed for renovations.

Mission and Vision


We connect people in Saint Paul with the imperative and the joy of learning through a lifetime.


We are a cornerstone of a thriving city: welcoming people of all ages and cultures; strengthening neighborhoods and learning networks; and inspiring all with the world of ideas.

Strategic Goals

We Advance Saint Paul's Learning Priorities

  • Every child ready for K
  • Student success in school and life
  • Essential workforce skills

We Are Sound Stewards of Public and Private Funds

  • Library resources aligned with key community partners
  • Leverage collective impact and learning networks
  • Fulfill Public Service Promise
    • Welcoming, respectful, and equitable service
    • A customer-centered public environment
    • Attentive, skilled staff
    • Personalized service

Our Libraries Are Active Centers of Engaged Communities

  • Residents engaged in neighborhood, cultural, and civic life
  • Volunteers and mentors strengthen library service and neighborhoods

Strategic Planning

How did we come up with our mission, vision, and strategies? Read about the 2010 Strategic Planning process.