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The New York Public Library's Core Values
We take responsibility for delivering on our commitments and for the stewardship of our materials and spaces.
Only the finest of everything is good enough.
We are relentless in our efforts to better understand our communities, our collections, and our users.
We are free and open to all. We treat everyone with respect and compassion.
We are always learning. We are constantly exploring new ways of doing things better and doing better things.
We love the Library, we love New York, and we love what we do.
We celebrate the diversity of our experiences and build connections. We trust each other.