The services and programs of the library are guided by the library’s mission statement:
In accomplishing our mission we keep in mind certain values that contribute to creating an open and welcoming place where all people can use the services of the library freely. We value:
Our Strategic Directions guide our work more specifically. The Strategic Directions work under the framework of the mission and values. The Library Board of Trustees approved the Strategic Directions at their December, 2013 meeting.
The library’s value statement was adopted by the Spokane Public Library Board of Trustees in March, 2003. The library’s mission statement was revised in June, 2014.