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Purpose, Vision, Values


To be a place for everyone to explore, discover, and engage.


A community distinguished by curiosity and inspired by our collaborative connections to one another and the world.



  • We stand together to serve, to learn, and to create


  • We extend welcome to all and provide a safe environment in which to connect and explore

Equal & Open Access

  • We ensure our community’s access to shared information

Intellectual Freedom

  • We champion everyone’s right to receive and impart information and ideas through any media

Approved by Kalamazoo Public Library Board of Trustees, June 23, 2014