Libraries Change Lives


We envision a Tulsa County that

• works together
• where all are knowledgeable
• where everyone is reaching for
his or her full potential

Big Audacious Goal

Tulsa City-County Library will be the
most valued asset in Tulsa County.

Value Statements

Serving the communityAdventureYour inspiration
Fun!Intellectual FreedomRespectSafetyTomorrow's leaders



  1. Promote Lifelong Learning and Literacy in all Forms
    Through collections and programs, increase the access by Tulsa residents to the intellectual content of our culture, allowing them to pursue their own learning and interests, and fully engage in our society.
  2. Contribute to Stronger Communities
    Through the further development and deployment of new, 21st century library service models, contribute to the civic and economic development of our communities.
  3. Cultivate Engaged Employees
    Build an irresistible organization by attracting, recruiting, growing and retaining an engaged workforce.

Core Competencies

  1. Manage information
  2. Foster the love of reading
  3. Provide research services
  4. Offer access to information
  5. Bridge the digital divide
  6. Facilitate lifelong learning

PDFFacilities Master Plan