Mission: To grow and develop with the community to meet the people’s cultural, educational, and informational needs in a welcoming setting that supports lifelong learning.

Vision:  The Kingsport Public Library and Archives will inspire and sustain a literate citizenry, enhancing lives through knowledge and information.  We will offer outstanding customer service and will be a gateway to learning for all ages, offering a wide spectrum of services, materials and programming to enhance the quality of life and economic development in our community.