Vision, Mission and Establishing Authority

The Brookfield Public Library is established under the authority of the Wisconsin Statues, Chapter 43. A nine-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Mayor, governs the Library. The Brookfield Public Library is a contractual member of the Bridges Library System.

The library's vision and mission is to " the vision and mission of the City of Brookfield by striving to provide all residents with information resources which meet their educational, informational and recreational needs. The Library envisions a future where all individuals and families are lifelong learners. The Brookfield Public Library is an essential community resource supporting lifelong learning and the recreational interests of a diverse and ever-changing community."

The library serves the needs of a broad spectrum of the community that includes: parents of young children, home-schoolers, youth through seniors, retired adults, book clubs, the homebound, civic organizations, newcomers, businesses, consumers, investors, independent study, job-seekers, students at all age levels, city officials and departments, educators and schools, and other libraries and communities.