Mission Statement / Values


All of what the library offers is made possible by the incredible support from the Stockton City Council, the San Joaquin Board of Supervisors, and the government officials of Escalon, Lathrop, Manteca, Ripon, Tracy and Mountain House.  Additional recognition is given to the taxpayers in all the above cities and the unincorporated areas of Linden and Thornton.


Service Excellence>Respect for All>Teamwork and Collaboration>Community Engagement>Stewardship of Public Assets>Innovation


Library Vision

We are the community catalyst sparking curiosity, igniting the pursuit of knowledge, and fueling the exploration of endless possibilities.


Library Mission

The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library inspires learning and discovery by providing community access to resources in both traditional and innovative ways