Salem Public Library

28 East Main Street
Salem, VA 24153


Mission Statement:

The Salem Public Library’s mission is to continually improve the usefulness of its facility and holdings by fulfilling the following roles in the community:

Popular materials library for all ages.

Reference library for the community.

Children’s door to learning.

Independent learning center for all ages.

Purpose of the Policy Statement:

The purpose of this collection management policy is to provide the public and library staff the library’s criteria for acquisition and withdrawal decisions, resource allocation and long-range planning of collection needs in accordance with the library’s mission.

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