Within recent years the Government Libraries Section of the International federation of Library Associations (IFLA) was contacted by two libraries for viable examples of mission and/or vision statements for a government library, we responded by researching various posted and publicly accessible examples from the websites of some government libraries worldwide. This online publication of existing mission and/or vision statements is an outgrowth of that effort. This is a collaborative effort by the members of the Government Libraries Section of IFLA and will be continuously updated as additional statements are identified.

In alphabetical order by country, we provide the mission and/or vision statements as recently retrieved from the library’s public website or from an individual employed in the libraries listed. 

It is intended to be updated continually. Libraries can contact the Section in order to send their statements.