About MCPL

We invite you to explore Montgomery County Public Libraries' strategic plan, where you'll find in-depth information on our mission, vision, values, and goals. Additionally, we encourage you to view our yearly Reports to the Community.

Our Strategic Plan

We are pleased to share with you our FY 2023-2026 Strategic Plan: Increasing Equity in Access and Opportunity (PDF).

Our mission

We provide equitable access to information, ideas, and experiences that spark imagination and expand possibilities for all.

Our vision

Montgomery County Public Libraries are an essential component of a just and equitable community, where all can thrive and grow.

Our values


We are champions of curiosity, exploration, and growth. We support members of our community to expand their knowledge, learn new skills, spark ideas, and make connections.

Intellectual Freedom

We believe in free, open, and confidential access to ideas and information for all as a cornerstone of a thriving democratic society.


We believe all residents of Montgomery County deserve equal and inclusive access to all the library’s resources, regardless of race, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, income, education, language, disability, and/or immigration status.


We strive to treat everyone with kindness, provide a safe and welcoming environment for all, and honor the knowledge and lived experience of all members of our community.


We connect members of our community with the information they want and need, as efficiently as possible. We anticipate and adapt to the changing needs, desires, and expectations of community members.


We are the backbone of our community, a place to connect with each other. We forge strong, reciprocal relationships with residents, community organizations, and other county departments in service of our shared goals.

Reports to the Community