The Mission of the South Brunswick Public Library is to provide free, open and equal access to ideas and information for all members of the community.

Principles of Service:

  • Provide open, non-judgmental access to its collections and services without regard to race, citizenship, age, sex, educational level, economic status, religion, or any other qualification or condition.
  • Provide free access to, and promote the communication of, ideas and information.
  • Advocate and support First Amendment rights, the Library Bill of Rights, and protect library materials from censorship.
  • Create an environment which encourages users to encounter the rich diversity of concepts on which a democratic society depends.


  • Promote the South Brunswick Public Library, and the awareness and use of the library resources, services and programs.
  • Provide collections and services to meet community needs and interests.
  • Provide the best, timely materials reflecting the different interests, philosophies, preferences, and needs of South Brunswick residents.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with civic, cultural, educational, social and information agencies, and other libraries.
  • Attract and develop a high quality staff with special skills, knowledge and abilities to help library users. Create an environment which motivates staff to achieve high levels of performance and productivity.
  • Exercise prudence in the utilization of our human, financial and physical resources.
  • Utilize appropriate technologies to maintain and improve library operations and services.
  • Provide and maintain appropriate facilities.

The above Mission and Goals of the South Brunswick Public Library were adopted and endorsed by the Board of Trustees and Staff in May, 1990.