MISSION AND GOVERNANCE OF THE DURHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY
The mission of the Durham Public Library is to help the citizens of Durham enrich their lives through access to ideas, information and entertainment available from books and other media. To this end the Library provides an array of materials, services and professional assistance, as well as a facility for the support of educational, civic and cultural activities.
The Durham Public Library subscribes to the Library Bill of Rights declaration adopted by the American Library Association. (See appendix 1 of Durham Public Library Policies)
The Board of Trustees is the governing authority for the library, with the Library director as its administrator. Cooperatively, the Board of Trustees and the Library director review, plan and develop the policies that guide and govern library service for the Durham community.