Mission and Vision


A Library enriches lives by fostering lifelong learning and by ensuring that every memberof the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information.


We strive to provide:

  • Library services that are known and valued by the culturally diverse community, resulting in use from the broadest base of the public.
  • A welcoming and lively cultural and lifelong learning center for the community.
  • Timely and accurate information assistance that will inform and empower the public.
  • Services and collections that are relevant to community needs, readily accessible, and easy to use.
  • A well-trained and highly capable staff that reflects the diversity of San José and works well together to provide quality service to all users.
  • Appropriate facilities which are inviting and well maintained.
  • Technology that appropriately expands and enhances service.
  • Defense of intellectual freedom and the confidentiality of each individual's use of the library.
  • A close working relationship with other libraries, community agencies and organizations that foster cooperation, making the most efficient and effective use of the taxpayer's resources.


  • Our users are important for us. We provide quality service and treat all students fairly and equally. Services are provided in a non-judgmental manner that is sensitive to and supportive of human differences.
  • Our students, teachers and employees are valued as individuals and for their important contributions to the college.
  • We are a growing college that follows government instructions strictly, We constantly reassess our services and methods and try to see ourselves through the student’s eyes.
  • We maintain high standards in our work and help instill a sense of pride in all employees, as well as a strong sense of responsibility and integrity.
  • Both staff and users are encouraged to enjoy their library experience.