The Mission of the East Travis Gateway Library District is:
- to advance the lives of its citizens through the advancement of knowledge and free expression through books and other media, and new technology;
- to preserve, protect, and carry on the cultural and historical heritage of its various communities and diverse ethnicities through access to facilities and activities;
- to foster, support, and defend the principles of intellectual freedom by providing an environment and resources that are open to all and conducive to literacy, learning, and ideas;
- and finally, to do these things with the philosophy in practice that in helping one another, we do service to all mankind, and in remembering who we are we pass the best qualities of wisdom, knowledge, and culture onward to the generations that follow.