Vision, Mission & Values

What we care about most

Our mission is simple: We share

We share with our city, our community, our customers and our EPL team. We share our stories, ideas and our many different experiences. We share our space while always seeking to expand and improve it.

As Edmonton’s largest lender of information and entertainment, our greatest passion is creating connections to help, grow, inspire and change. Our Shared Valuesopens a new window document sums this up nicely.

Ideas of every kind, for everyone – Celebrating Intellectual Freedom

Over 260,000 Edmontonians regularly use our services. And we love that every person who comes to us brings with them a rich mixture of cultures, values, opinions and beliefs. It’s our role to celebrate this diversity and protect the Intellectual Freedom of our customers.

That means we make all kinds of material available to people, because we believe you’re free to access and develop your own informed opinions and ideas.

Where we’re going and how we’ll get there

Our Mission is why we exist and our Vision is the GPS. We’re experts in helping people access the world's information and ideas, opening doors to learning, possibility and growth.

In 2017, EPL’s Board of Trustees and Executive Team charted our aspiration to be the best place in Edmonton to learn, create, be and work with the input of representative staff from across the organization. Our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan is the five-year blueprint to help us accomplish this, and our accompanying 2019-2021 Business Planopens a new window provides the roadmap.

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