Stratford Public Library building

About Us

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” 
― Albert Einstein

Learn more about the operations of our Library Board, consider an employment or volunteer opportunity,  discover how to donate to the library, and explore the 100+ years of library history.


Our Mission

An equitable, safe and welcoming environment where anyone can explore, learn, create and connect.

Our Vision

We’re here for you…
The library is a vibrant community hub and favourite destination where personable, knowledgeable and progressive staff, provide innovative and interactive programs and services to anyone.

Or you can take us with you…
With robust technology and engaging on-line spaces, the library transforms community life by inspiring and enabling literacy, curiosity, creativity and change.

To refresh your spirit.
The library is essential to community life because of its deeply inclusive and collaborative approach to making this a better place to live.

Our Values

We are committed to:

  • intellectual freedom, and access to knowledge for all;
  • treating everyone with dignity, respect, courtesy and compassion;
  • providing quality service without bias;
  • encouraging innovation and personal development;
  • recognizing and valuing the contributions of volunteers;
  • appreciating and responding to the diversity of our community.

Approved by the Stratford Public Library Board
February 19, 2013