The Pasadena Public Library is an information center for the community and encourages the free expression of ideas essential to an informed citizenry. To accomplish this role, the first objective of the library is to serve as an active resource for learning, studying and contemplating ideas. This objective is evidenced by, but not limited to, the basic functions of libraries in checking out books and other material as well as the offering of programs and services which advance the knowledge and experience of the citizens we serve. The offering of exhibit space in the library is one method used to foster greater free expression and free access to ideas representing various points of view on diverse subjects.
Exhibit spaces aid library patrons in the pursuit of education, research, and recreation, and support the cultural and civic activities of the larger community through the following goals: