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*** We will be upgrading our system over the next several weeks to provide you with an improved library experience.***
Our website and library services will be fully functional during this time; however, the catalog, My Account,
and other online services will not be available during the following short periods:
November 21: 1:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m.  |  November 28: 5 a.m.-7 a.m.  |  December 5: 3 a.m.-6 a.m.
All SDCL locations will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Vision Statement, Mission Statement, Guiding Principles & Organizational Values

Our Vision Statement

Informed, Literate, and Engaged Communities

Our Mission Statement

To Inform, Educate, Inspire, and Entertain

Our Guiding Principles

Responsiveness - We are proactive in identifying the needs and responding to the changing look of our communities.

Accessibility and Capacity - We eliminate barriers so that all community members may have full access to library resources.

Communication - We connect with our diverse community in creative and proactive ways to let them know how the library can enrich and improve their lives.

Inclusiveness - We respect and celebrate the diversity of the communities we serve.

Teamwork & Collaboration - We partner with community, government, business, and cultural groups to strengthen and enrich our communities.

Our Values Statement

San Diego County Library is a community of practice. We bring staff and customers together in dedication to values that promote literacy, lifelong learning and social capital.


@ SDCL we are dedicated to the highest ethical standards.


@ SDCL we will ensure responsible stewardship of the library and County resources herein.


@ SDCL we are committed to excellence in all that we do.

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