The mission of the Carlsbad Public Library is to meet the evolving educational, cultural and recreational needs of the public by providing modern library resources and services. The library strives to offer free programs and services to people of all ages, backgrounds, interests, abilities and levels of education.
The Carlsbad Public Library has been serving Carlsbad and the surrounding communities for over 100 years, meeting the educational, informational and recreational needs of our citizens.
The Friends of the Library have been loyal supporters of our library. They welcome donations of clean gently used books, paperbacks and magazines. These are in turn placed in the library lobby or held for their annual sale. All the money collected are returned to the library in various ways- including strong support of the Children’s Library and Library programming.