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These policies are intended to guide the daily operation of the Salt Spring Island Public Library. They are approved by the Library Board and regularly reviewed by the Chief Librarian, the Policies Committee and the staff and are consistent with and originate from the Library’s Bylaws and Governance Policies.

All Operational Policies are the responsibility of the Chief Librarian.

Our Vision

Where all can learn, explore and connect in a welcoming environment.

Our Mission

We exist to provide inspiration, resources and expertise to enrich the cultural, social and intellectual lives of Salt Spring Islanders.

Our Values

Responsiveness: We believe in anticipating, being aware of and acting on changing community needs.
Collaboration: We believe in working with individuals, groups and organizations to make a difference to the community.
Volunteerism: We believe training and supporting people who give freely of their time and skills is key to our success.
Community: We believe that all are welcome and we are committed to addressing their expressed needs.
Innovation: We believe that embracing change is essential to a quality service by providing a supportive environment for those seeking new ways to achieve their goals.