We connect members of our diverse community to learning, resources, culture, and each other.
We imagine a community where everyone can achieve great things and live life to the fullest.
We uphold the trust that we’ve earned in our community as a credible source of information and a safe space for the mind and body. We will continue to build trust by listening to the needs of our community and being transparent in our decision making.
We treat our community members, staff, and partners with dignity and respect. We recognize the contributions of all and work to create a culture of mutual appreciation.
Equity and Inclusion
We recognize and honor individual differences, both seen and unseen, as well as the shared experiences and needs within our community. We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all staff and community members and acknowledge the impact that race and identity has on an individual’s lived experience.
We invest in sustained and intentional partnerships to achieve shared goals that increase the impact of education, culture and learning in our community.
We are committed to being outstanding stewards of our human, environmental, physical, digital and financial resources, balancing our current needs with long term aspirations.
We serve our community with a sense of hope and confidence about our future together.
Meet the Library Board
Every year, the Library creates an Annual Report that highlights important initiatives, projects, programs and events that occurred throughout the year. See what the St. Joe County Public Library has accomplished recently.
The Strategic Plan lays out the Library’s top goals and priorities for 2022-2024.
Because the Library is substantially funded by local property taxes and income taxes, financial information is reported to the State of Indiana each year through the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance and the State Board of Accounts. Key metrics, such as the budget, expenditures and employment, are available to the public through the Indiana Gateway.
History of the St. Joseph County Public Library
The St. Joe County Public Library was once a Reading Room on Michigan street and was previously known as the South Bend Public Library. Learn about the exciting history of the Library.