Burlington Public Library serves a community of 10,000 and an additional 9,000 patrons from the surrounding area. The library is a member of the Lakeshores Library System, serving Racine and Walworth counties in southeast Wisconsin.


Mission Statement

The Burlington Public Library
by providing free access to diverse resources,
strives to link all members of the community
with the spirit and power of ideas.

We believe…

  • in serving the informational, recreational, and educational needs of our community, linking its citizens with the power of words, knowledge, and ideas.
  • free access to information for all citizens is crucial in maintaining a democratic society.
  • access to and use of knowledge improves life.
  • a library is more than a collection of books and information; it houses the spirit of people’s imagination and creativity.
  • in the value of a diverse collection of resources, in both content (multicultural, multigenerational, and gender-fair) and format (book, magazine, video, audio).
  • learning is life-long; the library provides a positive learning environment for people of all ages.

                                                                                      Library Director Joe Davies (left).

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ASDA Enterprises

Bahr & Kadlec

Bear Realty

Clinical Psychology Associates

Culligan Water Conditioning

Kapur & Associates

Kwik Trip

Lavelle Industries

Scherrer & Associates

Thrivent Financial