Information about the Library

Welcome to the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library.  We are a full-service municipal library directly handling the needs of Bismarck and Burleigh County residents. As a member of Central Dakota Library Network (CDLN), we offer direct access to materials and resources in libraries throughout Burleigh, Morton, McLean, Mercer and Oliver Counties.
CDLN has a collection of more than 560,000 items, including books, audio books, DVDs and music CDs. Bismarck Public Library patrons also have access to eBooks, digital audio books and many online resources.

The library provides public access computers and wireless Internet access. The library also has children’s, teen, and adult programming including story times, computer classes and film events.

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Mission
Collecting, organizing and providing open access to educational, informational, recreational and cultural resources.

Vision
Offering information, ideas and personal enrichment to all.

Values
  • Ensuring fast access to information
  • Treating all patrons with respect and equity
  • Responding to community needs
  • Providing quality basic services without charge
  • Protecting freedom of information, privacy and confidentiality
  • Providing a safe and secure environment
  • Stewarding community resources
  • Focusing on cooperative development through partnerships
  • Encouraging programming and display of the arts