Who We Are
The Dartmouth Public Libraries is composed of the main branch, Southworth Library located on 732 Dartmouth St. and the North Dartmouth branch located at 1383 Tucker Rd.

Board of Library Trustees

Library Links – Archive for older copies of our Newsletter

Mission Statement
Recognizing the rich diversity in abilities, backgrounds, economic circumstances and education, the library will provide access to innovative services, delivered in an efficient and effective manner, that will:

  • Provide access to the digital world without unnecessary restrictions or fees.
  • Provide the information services needed to answer their questions related to work, school, and personal life.
  • Prepare young children to learn to read, write and become effective listeners.
  • Develop the ability to find, evaluate and use information effectively.
  • Provide a safe and comfortable physical and virtual environment for people to meet and interact with others in the community.

Long-Range Plan
Dartmouth Public Libraries Five-Year Plan FY2012-2017(pdf)
Dartmouth Public Libraries Five-Year Plan FY2007-FY2012 (pdf)
Annual Report

2009 Annual Report (pdf)
2008 Annual Report (pdf)
2007 Annual Report(pdf)

History of the Dartmouth Public Libraries by Elsie Haskell