Vision and Mission of SJCPL
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Main Library
304 S. Main St., South Bend, IN 46601
Phone: 574-282 - 4646

Vision Statement

Discover how welcoming a library can be –
Where we’re here to provide expert and caring service
For every stage of your life.

Discover lively and beautiful spaces that invite you in –
For programs, for meetings,
For time to read, reflect and enjoy.

Discover state of the art technology –
To extend, expand and enhance our services,
And to ensure equitable access to information.

Discover our treasures –
Carefully selected books and materials for your wants and needs
Along with our unique local heritage.

Discover the St. Joseph County Public Library

Discover your Library for Life.

Mission Statement


We create experiences to turn first time patrons
into lifelong patrons.


We create collections and services for our
community of contemporary interest
and enduring value.


We create imaginative and useful physical
environments to welcome patrons
at all ages, from all backgrounds.