About the Utah State Library Division

The Utah State Library (USL), created in 1957, provides funding, training, professional expertise and technical advice to library directors, library staff, and trustees across Utah. Through the Interlibrary Loan program, Bookmobiles, and Utah’s Online Library, USL ensures access to library materials and state publications for all Utahns.

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Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission: The Utah State Library develops, leads, and delivers exceptional library services, while optimizing Utah’s investment in libraries.

Vision: The Utah State Library is the primary leadership resource for librarians, while providing equal access to information and enduring services for citizens.

 Collaboration & Civic Engagement

We seek to strengthen existing partnerships and identify new opportunities to collaborate on projects and services to strengthen the communities we serve.

 Education & Lifelong Learning

We build capacity through continuing education opportunities, sharing best practices and success stories, and offering technical assistance. We recognize libraries as the place where lifelong learning is nurtured and grown.

 Stewardship & Institutional Capacity

We build stakeholder capacity through training opportunities and collaborative projects with other entities. We put the interest of the public and libraries first, mindful of how we use their tax dollars.

Innovation

We keep up with technological changes and industry trends. We are leaders in sharing best practices across the state and nation.