The vision of the Lyme Free Library is to become the cultural, intellectual, and virtual crossroads of the community, to provide exceptional library services, to make connections, and to be a leader among public libraries.

The mission of the Lyme Free Library is to serve as a community gathering place and a gateway to ideas for residents of all ages and interests. Through comprehensive collections and innovative spaces, technologies and programs, the Lyme Free Library provides free and convenient access to information both within and beyond our walls. The Library advocates for access to the world of ideas and information unrestricted by fees, censorship, language or barriers to the disabled.