The mission of the Southold Free Library is to provide open and equal access to information and ideas, encourage the love of reading, inspire the joy of learning, and promote engagement with the arts, sciences, and humanities.

The library staff and trustees are committed to excellence and innovation in library service consistent with the community’s ability to provide funding and support.

Vision Statement

The Southold Free Library will be integral to the intellectual and cultural life of the Southold community, rooted in and responsive to its community. The library will provide free and equal access to information, knowledge and ideas; promote personal enrichment and life-long learning; encourage literacy and the love of reading in all age groups; and foster cultural and educational programs and partnerships. The Library will ensure quality service through positive human connections and an inviting physical environment.