Democratic processes depend on the free communication of ideas in a responsible and enlightened public. The Bridgeport Public Library provides materials that support the public's need for continuous education, cultural development, and use of leisure time. A large collection of materials supports this mission.
The objectives of the Bridgeport Public Library are:
To collect the best available material in all areas of service, on all reading levels, within the limits of its available resources
To provide services in accordance with the American Library Association (ALA) guidelines
To uphold the principles outlined in the following ALA documents: Freedom to Read, Library Bill of Rights, and Freedom to View