Library Mission and Beliefs


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Through our programs, resources, volunteers, and staff, the Harvard Public Library enhances the quality of life for all in the community by encouraging personal and intellectual growth in a welcoming, comfortable environment.

Library Values:

  • Responsiveness to our community and patrons
  • Free and open access to a wide range of resources
  • Protection of intellectual freedom
  • Partnership with schools and community organizations
  • Integration of new and traditional services
  • Preservation of historical resources

Collection Development Policy

HPL Long Range Plan 2019-2023   

HPL Long Range Plan 2013-2018