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Mission and strategic plan

North Vancouver City Library is a landmark building located in the heart of the City of North Vancouver. The Library serves a population of over 52,000 residents, as well as customers from neighbouring cities and districts. We provide a fine balance of both traditional and emerging new library services, and take pride in providing excellent customer service.


Our purpose, our reason for being
We foster the love of learning in all its forms, connecting people to experiences, ideas and one another.


What we aspire to be and do
We will be the welcoming, vibrant hub of a thriving community by

  • empowering growth
  • sparking curiosity
  • fostering creativity and innovation
  • galvanizing community potential


Our deeply held beliefs that guide our decision making

  • learning and innovation
  • community focus
  • working together
  • intention
  • sustainability
  • being welcoming and inclusive
  • intellectual freedom
  • balance

Strategic priorities

Where we will focus in order to achieve our mission, move toward our vision, and reflect our values

  • inspire learning, discovery and creation
  • create vibrant spaces
  • honour indigenous perspectives
  • enhance access and inclusion
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