Our Mission

The mission of the James V. Brown Library is to be the place to go, to learn, connect and grow.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement

The James V. Brown Library is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in library services, collections, programs, and staff. By being a catalyst for change, maintaining an environment of respect, and eliminating barriers, we will set the standard for an equitable Williamsport and Lycoming County. We affirm our support of the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights and guard against all forms of discrimination that impede access to information. The James V. Brown Library is an inclusive community hub where people intersect and thrive.

The Lycoming County Library System libraries are equitable, diverse, and inclusive community resources that strive to meet the needs of all Lycoming County citizens regardless of age, cultural background, disability, ethnicity, family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, health, socioeconomic status, or veteran status.