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Libraries will reopen in multiple phases with limited capacity & services starting Aug 25. Learn about our Path to Reopening.

Our community inspires the library, and in turn, library programs, services and collections are reflective of the community we serve.

That, in essence, is our Community-Inspired service philosophy.

More specifically, our Community-Inspired service philosophy is a relationship-based framework to strategically and deliberately create positive community impacts by connecting more people to library resources anywhere – not just within the library.

Our service philosophy requires us to become truly inclusive by removing barriers to using the library and connecting with socially excluded individuals and groups. It describes how, on an ongoing basis, we will identify library needs, how we will prioritize areas of greatest need, how we will plan and implement initiatives to meet these needs, and how we will evaluate our work.

Endeavouring to provide offerings that reflect the needs of our ever-changing community means the library will need to be flexible, comfortable with uncertainty and more forward-looking than ever before.

This Community-Inspired approach ensures that we will continue to be the heart of the Saskatoon community now and into the future.