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Our Mission

                                                       Our Mission

The Ferguson Library, Stamford’s public library, provides free and equal access to print, audiovisual and evolving electronic resources, and supports childhood education and lifelong learning through reading and other forms of communication by addressing the informational, educational, cultural and literacy needs of the Stamford community.


                                                      Our Vision


The Ferguson Library will remain the community’s leading choice for information access, educational materials, and lifelong learning by continually and effectively adapting to technological and other changes in the environment.


                                                  Our Core Values


Accelerate Promotion of Reading: Beyond providing resources - support outreach, basic literacy and life-long learning habits.

Access: Provide convenient hours for the Stamford community and 24/7 access via the “virtual branch.”

Accountability: Responsible to our community.

Creativity/Innovation: Introduce and/or adopt new technology, services and work styles.

Diversity: Embrace the numerous cultures, races and ideas in the community.

Equity: Freedom from bias or favoritism.

Intellectual Freedom: Encourage the free exchange of information and ideas in a democratic society.

Safety/Security: Create a safe and comfortable haven that is conducive to reading, studying and browsing.  Provide quality customer-driven services.

Technology Leadership: Use the latest technological advances to help provide better services.