The Berkeley Public Library supports the individual's right to know by providing free access to information.
The Central Library and four neighborhood Branch Libraries are committed to developing collections, resources, and services that meet the cultural, informational, recreational, and educational needs of Berkeley's diverse, multi-cultural community.
* The Library supports independent learning, personal growth, and the individual's need for information.
* Helpful and expert staff welcome the opportunity to provide quality library services and programs.
* The Berkeley Public Library -- an institution shaped by Berkeley's traditions, characteristics, and environment -- belongs to the entire community.* Adopted by the Board of Library Trustees December 1987