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Mission & Values

Agency Vision and Mission

All Oregonians have the information essential to be engaged citizens, to strengthen our communities and to build a prosperous state.

The State Library provides leadership and resources to continue growing vibrant library services for Oregonians with print disabilities, the Legislature and state government, and all Oregonians through local libraries.

There are three divisions of the State Library with their own unique focus and goals.


Core Values

Open to Opportunity

We try new things, take smart risks, and ask "what if" to innovate and problem solve.

Excellent Customer Service

We learn from and respond to our patrons and co-workers so we can better deliver services to meet needs.

Strong Community

We compromise, cooperate, and connect to achieve mutual success.


We are honest, good stewards, keep our commitments, and are responsible for our actions.

Personal Leadership

We take initiative, actively participate, and use open two-way communication to improve ourselves and our work environment.

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