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Westport Library building
The Westport Library...

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Since 1886, the Library has been devoted to enriching the intellectual and creative lives of the community.

Overlooking the scenic Saugatuck River, the Library is a vibrant community hub where people of all ages come to seek information, gain knowledge, exchange ideas and share experiences.

When we moved into the existing building 28 years ago, none of us imagined how much the world and the needs of our community would change. More people are using the Westport Library than ever before. Today, people come to the Library to use computers, scanners, printers and wireless network; to search for employment, conduct business and group meetings, attend workshops and performances, and experience art and new technology.

The Library is a warm and welcoming destination where individuals read and research, shop the store, meet friend at the Library Café or simply enjoy the camaraderie of being in a shared space. There’s never been more to learn or more to discover.

The Westport Library earned “Five-Star Library” status in 2013 and 2015 from Library Journal, the nation’s premier publication for libraries. Only 1% percent of public libraries nationally earned 5 stars.

  

 

Writing the Next Chapter

We hope you will become a part of The Westport Library as its transformation continues, responding to the changing needs of our community and retaining its position as one of the best and most innovative libraries in the world.

Our Mission

The Library is committed to empowering the individual and strengthening the community through dynamic interaction and the lively exchange of ideas.

Our Vision

To be recognized as a leading center of intellectual inquiry and discovery by providing relevant services, meaningful programs, and cultural and social experiences that inspire people to make an impact on the world.

Strategic Plan

The Westport Library is committed to strategic planning to guide its organizational growth, allocate its resources effectively, and shape its thinking about the future. Please take a look at our 2014-2016 strategic plan.