Mission Statement

Equality of access to information through materials, technology, and programming is essential in a diverse and evolving society. The Portsmouth Public Library is dedicated to discovering and providing accessible services and resources that strengthen and enrich our community. The Library is the common thread bringing neighbors together for a lifetime of learning and enjoyment.


Vision Statement

The Portsmouth Public Library aspires to offer all people a welcoming, accessible, and attractive gathering place conducive to learning, research, enlightenment, creativity, and enjoyment.