Library

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Office: 8:30–4:30 M–F. Branch hours vary.

703-324-3100
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 324
Fairfax, VA 22035

Jessica Hudson,
Director

Vision + Mission + Values

FCPL Vision

FCPL is the essential (re)source to inform, engage, and inspire our community.

FCPL Mission

We build community and promote literacies by providing access to programming, community spaces, technologies, and collections of books and other educational and recreational resources in a variety of formats.

FCPL is collaborativeFCPL is community focusedFCPL is service orientedFCPL is learning focusedFCPL is innovativeFCPL is adaptableFCPL is positive
C indicates Core value. A indicates Aspirational value.

What We Value

We are anchored by the following values which guide us in our vision and the fulfillment of our mission:

COLLABORATIVE.
We build meaningful relationships.

COMMUNITY FOCUSED.
We reflect and celebrate our community.

SERVICE ORIENTED.
We provide excellent service in every transaction.

LEARNING FOCUSED.
We promote educational and personal growth.

INNOVATIVE.
We embrace and encourage innovation and creativity.

ADAPTABLE.
We anticipate and embrace change.

POSITIVE.
We express a genuine attitude of enthusiasm.

We maximize our impact through dynamic partnerships with individuals, public and nonprofit agencies, library support groups, community groups, educators and businesses. This collaboration strengthens the library’s ability to fulfill its mission.

We partner with our community and work to ensure that all of our resources and services are available to all members of the community. Our people, collection, events, and services are a reflection of the community.

We believe in intellectual freedom and fairness. We adhere to professional ethics and treat our customers and our community with respect. We provide fair and equitable access to information, materials, services and resources.

We are a skilled professional staff who believe that powerful results are possible when individuals exercise their right to learn and to grow. We endeavor to inspire a culture of continuous learning for personal, intellectual, and cultural growth. We champion information literacy and technological literacy for all, leading to an informed community.

We adopt and introduce new tools and technologies to meet community needs. We are innovative and creative in our pursuit of excellence.

We anticipate and embrace the changing needs of our environment and act to meet those needs. We change, overcome challenges, grow and adapt to our community and the demands of the information age.

We take pride in doing an excellent job in every interaction we have. We strive to be courteous and welcoming and to provide a quality experience every time. We start every interaction from a position of finding the YES.

Learn more about strategic planning at FCPL.