Our Mission & Philosophy

Mission Statement

The St. Petersburg Library System shall provide library resources to meet educational, recreational, cultural, intellectual and social needs of our diverse community.

Vision Statement

The vision of the St. Petersburg Library System is to enhance the quality of life by providing comprehensive library services for the St. Petersburg community.

Service Philosophy

The St. Petersburg Library System’s service philosophy is to offer programs and services as a part of its community development initiative, a method to enhance the provision of resources, services, and programs focused on the education, economy, ecology, equity, efficiency and engagement of the city of St. Petersburg.

Mission and Vision Statement of the Volunteer Program

Volunteers are an integral part of our team, significantly enhancing our ability to offer and support the high quality services and programming demanded by our diverse community. We believe that the mission of the Library and our service philosophy are best achieved by the active participation of volunteers who bring their own unique skills, knowledge and vitality to our staff. We are committed to the recruitment, training and support of volunteers to ensure their continued involvement in Library services and to develop this resource to its fullest.