Vision/Mission/Strategic Plan



Connect. Discover. Evolve.


The San Mateo County Library provides innovative, dynamic services that connect our diverse community with opportunities for individual growth and enrichment.

Strategic Goals

  • Destination Libraries

    Create welcoming spaces that promote a sense of community pride and facilitate customer centered services.
  • Collections and Services

    Develop and deliver outstanding library collections and services that reflect the interests and needs of our diverse customer base.
  • Community Engagement

    Raise awareness and visibility of SMCL services and increase recognition of the library as an essential community asset.
  • Organizational Culture

    Become a learning organization that continuously assesses community needs and develops staff to provide excellent customer service

Strategic Plan: 2007 to 2014. (pdf)