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 "...support 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.