The El Segundo Public Library's mission is to meet the informational, educational, and recreational needs of the community in a welcoming environment.It provides organized collections, professional research staff, educational programs, and access to an extensive network of resources through current technology and participation in cooperative library systems.The library encourages the enjoyment of literature in the formative years by offering story times and reading programs for children, providing print and online references for homework assignments, and selecting exciting reading materials that cultivate lifelong learners.
The Library Services Department is organized into four Divisions: Administration, Support Services, Youth Services, and Adult Services. The El Segundo Public Library has a five (5) member Library Board of Trustees who meet bi-monthly to review policies, services, and programs. The Library also has a Memorandum of Understanding with the El Segundo Unified School District to administer four library branches on the school campuses.
The Library is funded by the General Fund, the Public Library Fund Expendable Trust, and the California Library Services Act Fund Expendable Trust.