Mission Statement

The Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library, small and suburban, seeks to be an integral part of its community by providing all residents and other users with a balanced range of resources and activities, meeting educational, cultural, and recreational needs. The library serves as the center for lifetime learning and enjoyment.

A knowledgeable library staff provides high-quality reader’s guidance and research and assistance using local resources and interlibrary materials and services. The friendly environment of the facility promotes maximum resource utilization.