Mission Statement / Values
The value of a library is priceless. Access to reading materials, technology, educational programming, homework help, literacy tutors, personal and business financial workshops, cultural programming, and affordable family entertainment are just a sampling of what is available to a library card holder.
All of what the library offers is made possible by the incredible support from the Stockton City Council, the San Joaquin Board of Supervisors, and the government officials of Escalon, Lathrop, Manteca, Ripon, Tracy and Mountain House. Additional recognition is given to the taxpayers in all the above cities and the unincorporated areas of Linden and Thornton.
The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library is a critical and integral community leader that impacts the lives of community members through exemplary services. The Library is a valued community asset that is responsive to the changing needs of residents of San Joaquin County. The Library's leadership, service excellence, and responsiveness make it a role model for California's public libraries serving 500,000+ populations.
The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library creates an environment for connecting people and ideas by providing residents of all ages with resources to pursue their educational, civic, business and personal interests.