About the Library

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Mission, Vision, and Values


Welcoming and inclusive, the Hillsboro Public Library is a world-class system where our entire community gathers, connects, and explores.


For Everyone | Para Todos

Our Core Values

Guiding all of our work at the Hillsboro Public Library are the City of Hillsboro Core Values as well as the American Library Association’s Core Values of Librarianship. The Hillsboro Public Library interprets the guidance offered by these documents into these four core values:

  • Provide equitable access for all.
  • Empower the user.
  • Be a welcoming community space.
  • Encourage innovation and lead change.

The Hillsboro Public Library believes the Core Values of Librarianship, as set out in the American Library Association statement of the same name and codified in the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement, are the essential foundation on which public librarianship rests. Those values include: Access, Confidentiality, Democracy, Diversity, Education, and Lifelong Learning, Intellectual Freedom, Service, and Social Responsibility.

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