To assemble, arrange, in usable form, and make available to the citizens of all ages a collection of print and non-print library materials.
To assist the citizens in the use of the library collections according to the needs or interests arrising from one or more of their roles as individuals, man, woman, or child, student, researcher, worker, business person or parent.
To bring to the citizen who is shut-in, disabled, or remote from service points selected library materials through a mobile library service.
To view the library role broadly as one of communication, whether it be through the collections or through the presentation of cultural programs and activities.
To continually seek to become aware of the current national developments in library service so as to consider their applicability to the Passaic Public Library.
To assemble information and materials on legislation, planning, and other aspects of government that will aid the work of the City Administration, the City Council, and City Departments.
To work with other libraries, librarians and library trustees for the improvement of library services in New Jersey, thereby bettering service to Passaic.