Our Mission

Mission Statement

Lorain Public Library System provides everyone with free, educational, informational and entertainment resources through responsive quality service to support lifelong learning throughout Lorain County.

Vision Statement

Lorain Public Library System will be a gateway to the world of lifelong learning that illuminates and enriches the lives of those it serves; a catalyst for the vision and ideals of a literate society; an innovator in the use of technology and a promoter of civic engagement and the value of reading.


The Lorain Public Library System is committed to:

  • Promoting intellectual freedom and free access to information, materials and services to support lifelong learning.
  • Providing excellent service in a confidential, respectful and unbiased manner.
  • Providing collections and services that are diverse, relevant and up-to-date.
  • Providing a pleasant and secure environment where people experience a sense of community.
  • Developing community partnerships to enhance our visibility and viability.
  • Ensuring community representation in our leadership and decision-making.
  • Providing an educated, well-trained, professional staff.
  • Maintaining integrity and accountability to the public.
  • Developing and maintaining a system of community based libraries reflecting the unique diversity of its citizens.
  • Developing outreach services to extend services beyond our facilities.


Approved by Lorain Public Library System Board of Trustees Dec. 16, 2010