The Carlsbad Public Library is a strong community partner providing programs and services that connect people, foster creativity and curiosity, enrich lives, inspire lifelong learning, encourage literacy, and preserve the rich history of our multicultural community.
A library where imagination and opportunity thrives and helps create a strong community.
Provide a warm and welcoming place for community members to gather. Make our resources, services and expertise accessible for all.
Create environments that support learning and growth which will help foster a culture of exploration, innovation, and forward thinking.
Be actively engaged in the life of the community. Foster relationships, listen and act to build and strengthen our community. Bring people together to share information, ideas and experiences by using mutual trust, collaboration and shared goals.
Help people make their lives better by providing them the tools and resources to successfully navigate the world.
Provide open and equal access to the community. Support and defend patrons’ right to access information from all points of view without judgement or restriction.
Create a respectful environment for patrons and staff by communicating, and being positive. Demonstrate excellent customer service and collaboration among patrons and staff.
Lead with honesty and integrity, and protect privacy by using resources responsibly, fairly and transparently.
Friends of the Carlsbad Public Library partner with Carlsbad Public Library for volunteer opportunities and to help fundraise to support the library and its programs.