About

Old photo of the library

History

The history of the Mansfield Library starts in 1795 with the establishment of the Social Library Society of North Mansfield. When the Town of Mansfield accepted the Mansfield Center Library as an entity in 1911, it was done on the condition that borrowing be free to the public. Our library has changed a lot over the years, but we’ve always maintained the goal of providing Mansfield residents with access to books and information.


Mission

Bringing Mansfield to the world, and the world to Mansfield.

Today, the mission of Mansfield Library is to provide guidance and access to materials and information which enhance and enrich the lives of people of all ages.

The goals of Mansfield Library are:

  1. to provide a broad range of materials in a variety of formats
  2. to promote and stimulate active use of its resources
  3. to facilitate the use of its resources and services with trained library personnel
  4. to offer programs and services to encourage lifelong learning

REVISED AND APPROVED BY
MANSFIELD LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
December 9, 2014